Tehua (MH832r)

Tehua (MH832r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tehua ("Possessor of Stones" or perhaps "With People") is attested here as a man's name. It shows four black circular objects. While they could be stones (tetl), this is not the customary way of painting stones. The same could be said of beans (etl). The -hua possessor suffix is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

An alternative reading of the gloss could be Tehuan, where the final "n" has dropped away, as often happens. If so, the translation of the name would be "With Someone" or "With People." But just how the glyph conveys this meaning is difficult to determine.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

dio teva

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Tehua (or perhaps Tehuan)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

piedras, frijoles, posesión, nombres de hombres

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 832r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=738&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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