Quetzalhuacan (MH627r)

Quetzalhuacan (MH627r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Quetzalhuacan ("Where They Have Quetzal Feathers") shows, at the top, a frontal view of a calli (house or building). This is a silent locative. The building has the usual large beams framig the entrance; the lower part of the vertical beams is painted black. Below the building is a hand-held feather device made from quetzalli (quetzal feathers). The hand can be playing two roles here. It shows that the feather device is hand-held (a semantic role). But it is also grasping the handle, which can represent a phonogram for the "hua" (possession) syllable.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

q~tzalvacā barrio

Gloss Normalization: 

Quetzalhuacan, barrio

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

dance fans, feathers, plumas, danzas, manos, abanicos, hand-held, foneticismo

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

Donde Hay Plumas Quetzales

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 627r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=336st=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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