Quetzalcuauh (MH622v)

Quetzalcuauh (MH622v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Quetzalcuauh ("Quetzal Feather-Eagle"), attested here as a man's name, shows the a long quetzal feather on a diagonal. It is wispy, with short lines coming off it on both sides of the full length. To the right of the base of the feather is the head of an eagle (cuauhtli) shown in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Its eye and beak are open. The feathers on its head are rather spiky.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

antonio
q~tzalquauh

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Quetzalcuauh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

1560

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Keywords: 

feathers, plumas, eagles, águilas, quetzales, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Quetzal-Águila

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 622v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=327st=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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