Teicuilo (MH746r)

Teicuilo (MH746r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name, Teicuilo (perhaps "One Who Carves Stone"), is attested here as a man's name. It a shows a hand and part of the arm, with a decorative sleeve cuff or an arm band. The gloss conveys the sense that this person carves with stone. Perhaps the design on his wrist suggests that he is artistic. This name or occupation comes from the verb, teicuiloa, to carve a design using a stone. Dropping the final -a of the verb, we arrive at the noun for the occupation. It is a construction much like tlacuiloa and tlacuilo.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juan teicuilo

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Teicuilo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


labrar, esculpir, diseños, diseñar, tallar, piedra, oficios, nombres de hombres

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

teicuiloa, to use a stone to carve a design, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/teicuiloa
tlacuilo, painter, notary, scribe, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tlacuilo

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Tallador, Escultor (que usa piedra)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 746r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=570&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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