Tehel (MH784v)

Tehel (MH784v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tehel ("Brave") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a part of a human face intended to feature lips (tentli), which is a phonetic indicator here for the start of the name "Te-". The face is turned toward the viewer's right. To the right of the face is a frontal view of a heart (yolotl) with a horizontal band in the middle, two curling shapes and a pointed protrusion at the top. The heart, being an internal organ (elli) provides the second phonetic syllable of the name, -hel. The result is a fully phonographic compound.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

po thehel

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tehel

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephane Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

nombres de hombres, corazón, órganos, labios, fonetismo

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 784v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=643&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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