Tecuecuetlaxo (MH832v)

Tecuecuetlaxo (MH832v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black and red drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tecuecuetlaxo (perhaps "Like Lordly Tanned Leather") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a double, horizontal band of red leather (cuetlaxtli) tie, perhaps like the type worn by lords (tecuhtli) at the back of their crowns, or perhaps a loincloth. The final -o in the name is shorthand for -yotl, having the nature of. This is not represented visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

miguel tecuecuetlaxo

Gloss Normalization: 

Miguel Tecuecuetlaxo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

cuetlax(tli), tanned leather; cured hide, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/cuetlaxtli
tecuhtli, a lord, an important nobleman heading a lordly house or teccalli, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tecuhtli
-yotl, having the nature of, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/yotl

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 832v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=739&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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