Tecuhcholoa (MH737v)

Tecuhcholoa (MH737v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tecuhcholoa (“Lord-Runs Away”) is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph shows the type of diadem worn by lords (tecuhtli). It is facing toward the viewer’s left, and it is tied at the back. The crown-like part has a mesh pattern and something like crenelation along the top edge. Below the diadem are two footprints facing in opposing directions. The footprints suggest the verb, choloa (to run away or flee).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

diademas, coronas, jerarquía social, gobierno, huellas, escapar, huir, nombres de hombres

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

El Señor Que Huye

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 737v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=553&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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