Tehuic (MH563r)

Tehuic (MH563r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tehuic (“Toward Someone,” "Helping Someone," or "Against Someone," attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of a stone (tetl) with its curling ends and its two-tone middle (usually involving opposing colors of diagonal lines). This "te" plays a phonetic role for the indefinite pronoun, "someone." In front of the stone is an agricultural tool (huictli). The tool is vertical, and it is wider at the bottom than at the top. The bottom is also cut at an angle. The tool also provides a phonetic indicator for the preposition, huic (toward). In the end, this compound is entirely comprised of phonograms.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo tehuic

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tehuic

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

tools, herramientas, agriculture, agricultura, stones, piedras

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

te(tl), stone, rock, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tetl-0
huic(tli), digging stick, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/huictli
tehuic, help someone, face toward someone or against someone, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tehuic

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Hacia Alguien (para ayudarle o en contra de)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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