Quizqui (MH647r)

Quizqui (MH647r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Quizqui ("One Who Goes Out") shows a simplified building entrance that has a T-shaped entrance of two perpendicular red beams, shown in profile, facing toward the viewer's left. The vertical beam has a base that is painted black about a third of the way up, and then it is red the rest of the way. Three alternating footprints--in a bird's eye view--come out of this building entrance and turn to go around the back of the entrance and on upward.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

While the glyph has two components, it really has one semantic reading, which points to a person (of the footprints) who comes out or goes out (recalling the verb quiza) of a building. The way the footprints alternate suggests movement across a landscape.

Footprint glyphs have a wide range of translations. In this collection, so far, we can attest to yauh, xo, pano, -pan, paina, temo, nemi, quetza, otli, iyaquic hualiloti, huallauh, tepal, tetepotztoca, totoco, otlatoca, -tihui, and the vowel "o." Other research (Herrera et al, 2005, 64) points to additional terms, including: choloa, tlaloa, totoyoa, eco, aci, quiza, maxalihui, centlacxitl, and xocpalli.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro quizqui

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Quizqui

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

1560

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

Él Que Sale

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 647r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=376&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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