Quetzalpoyoma (MH736r)

Quetzalpoyoma (MH736r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Quetzalpoyoma (perhaps “Quetzal-Rose”) is attested here as a man's name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


poyon, flores, narcóticos, alucinógenos, plumas, quetzales, nombres de hombres

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

poyoma(tl), flower like a rose, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/poyomatl
poyomah(tli), hallucinogenic drug mixture to drink or smoke, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/poyomahtli
poyon, a narcotic, a hallucinogen, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/poyon

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

posiblemente, Quetzal-Rosa

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 736r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=550&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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