Quetzalmitl (MH497r)

Quetzalmitl (MH497r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Quetzalmitl (here, attested as a man's name) shows a large (presumably quetzal) feather (quetzalli) attached to an arrow (mitl). The arrow is at an angle, with the tip down and slightly to the left. The tip is one with barbs, akin to the crossbow arrow more than the arrows with simple tips or even arrowheads, as found in the Codex Mendoza.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pablo
guetzalmitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Pablo Quetzalmitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

1560

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

arrows, feathers, flechas, plumas, quetzales

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

Flecha de Plumas del Quetzal

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 497r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=73&st=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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