Poyotzin (MH616v)

Poyotzin (MH616v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black and white rendering of the personal name glyph Poyotzin could have two readings, one as stemming from the noun poyotl, evil or decaying, or the other, Poyontzin, from the common name Poyon. The name Poyon is an apocopation the term for a narcotic plant substance, poyomatli (or poyomahtli, with the glottal stop). The visuals are reminiscent of the ritual device called the tlilpotonqui (see below), or perhaps they are a flower, such as those seen in the glyphs for the name Poyon.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Dieo poyotzin

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Poyotzin

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

poyo(tl), evil or decaying, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/poyotl
-tzin (reverential suffix), https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tzin
poyon, a hallucinogenic plant material

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Algo Malvado o Decaído (_)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 616v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=315st=image.

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

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