Tecuachcauhtli (MH510v)

Tecuachcauhtli (MH510v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name (or title), here attested as male, shows the diadem (xiuhhuitzolli) that is emblematic for the term for lord (tecuhtli). The diadem is shown in profile, facing to the viewer's left. It has a tie at the back, a fringe at the top, and a diagonal criss-cross pattern on the main piece. This glyph only provides the start to the name or title, Tecu-. The remainder is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The gloss provides the fuller intention of this glyph, where the visuals are lacking. See our dictionary entries for the elements of the term and their relative meaning.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Martín Tecuachcauhtli

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


coronas, diademas, diadems, crowns, ejecuciones

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

Tecuachcauh(tli), highest lord (a title), https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tecuachcauhtli
tecuh(tli), a lord, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tecuhtli
achcauhcal(li), the house of the ruler's executioner https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/achcauhcalli
achcauh(tli), captain, constable, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/achcauhtli

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

El Señor Más Alto

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 510r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=99&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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