Tecpanecatl (MH785r)

Tecpanecatl (MH785r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tecpanecatl ("Person Associated with the Tecpancalli, or Palace") is attested here as a man's name. Alternatively, it could be an occupation. The components of the glyph have yet to be deciphered fully. They include what looks like a frontal view of a group of wooden posts--two upright and parallel. Another horizontal post links the two vertical ones, connecting them near the top. Behind this combination are two more posts in a V-shape, crossing the other three poles where they connect.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This name or title is not to be confused with the ethnic identity, Tepanecatl.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

po tecpanecatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tecpanecatl

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


nombres de hombres, trabajador del palacio

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

Tecpanecatl, a person's name associated with the tecpancalli, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tecpanecatl
Tepanecatl, an ethnicity, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tepanecatl

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 785r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=644&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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