Tecuiton (MH638r)

Tecuiton (MH638r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tecuiton ("Little Lord"?) is attested here as a man's name or perhaps a title. The glyph shows a xiuhhuitzolli, the crown-like device worn by rulers (tecuhtli). Perhaps it is meant to appear small ("ton"), but if not, then the diminutive part of the name is not shown visually. The device is shown in profile, facing toward the viewer's left. The device has a tie at the back of the base and a loose hatching or mesh design on the front.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

In the Gran Diccionario Náhuatl, there is a verb, tecuitotia from the work of A. Wimmer (2004) and drawing from Sahagún, which means to dance the dance of the lords, so perhaps this glyph refers to someone involved in that dance. If that is the case, then we should have have made -to into -ton.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
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Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


coronas, xiuhhuitzolli, señores, nobles, diadems, diademas, crowns, lords, teuctli

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

Pequeño Señor

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 638r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=358st=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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