Temaca (MH747r)

Temaca (MH747r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name, Temaca (perhaps “He Gives” or “Giver”), is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph shows a hand coming from the viewer’s left and holding what may be a tomato or a piece of fruit. The tomato has some shading, giving it a three-dimensionality. This gesture stands for the verb, temaca, to give something to someone. It can also mean to surrender.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

temaca, to give something to people, or to surrender, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/temaca

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Entrega, o Dador

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 747r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=572&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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