Tehuitzil (MH634v)

Tehuitzil (MH634v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tehuitzil (perhaps "Stone-Hummingbird") shows a hummingbird (huitzilin) with a large beak, sitting on a horizontal stone (tetl). The stone has the usual curling ends and diagonal lines across the middle. Further research is required to be certain that these two elements are more logographic than phonographic, but they seem more like phonetic indicators.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Tehuitzil has become a Nahua surname that is found still today in Mexico. A similar name with longevity is Tehuitzin.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

stones, rocks, piedras, hummingbirds, colibríes, chupaflores

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

Piedra-Colibrí (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 634v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=351st=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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