Quilaz (MH633v)

Quilaz (MH633v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Quilaz ("Quilaztli," the name of a divine force or an edible herb) is attested here as a woman's name. The glyph shows a group of herbs (quilaztli) at an angle, leaning toward the viewer's left. Extending down and to the right from the plant stems is a flow of water with a few spurts ending with droplets and/or shells. The water also shows lines of current (movement). The water appears to play a phonetic role, providing the "a" vowel sound in the name.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

María Quilaz

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 

fuerzas divinas, fuerzas sagradas, diosas, femeninas, nombres de mujeres, quelites, hierbas. plantas, verdes, agua

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

Quilaztli, the name of a female divine force, also an edible herb, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/quilaztli
, water, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/atl

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Quilaztli (nombre de una fuerza divina femenina, una diosa)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 633v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=349st=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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