tecpantli (MH503v)

tecpantli (MH503v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the notation representing tecpantli (twenty) is part of a compound verb, centecpanpia ("he guards twenty"). It shows a vertical flag with a rectangular banner (facing right) and a short stick that was being held by a human hand.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Flags can represent flags (panitl), or they can stand for the locative suffix -pan, or they can serve as a notation for the number twenty--and this latter is the purpose here.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


veinte personas, una fila, un grupo, banderas, twenty, 20, numbers, números, cempohualli

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

una fila de veinte

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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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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