Quilaz (MH765v)

Quilaz (MH765v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Quilaz ("Plant Generator") is attested here as a woman's name. The glyph shows what appear to be three berries and a leaf, providing a semantic clue to the name, which relates to plants and creation.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

agatha quilaz

Gloss Normalization: 

Ágata 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


deidades femeninas, hierbas comestibles, nombres de mujeres

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

Quilaztli, name of a female divine force which some translate as "Plant Generator," and an edible herb, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/quilaztli

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 765v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=609&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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: