Temayahuitl (MH770r)

Temayahuitl (MH770r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Temayahuitl (perhaps "Thrower") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a left hand (maitl) holding something, perhaps a stone (tetl). The implication must be that the hand is about to throw or hurl down (mayahui) the object. The -yahui part of the name is not shown visually, possibly making the glyph fully phonographic.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

It could well be that this person is one who is good at bringing down the enemy, and if so, the "Te-" start to the name refers to people rather than stones. If it refers to people, then the stone is a phonetic indicator, just as the hand is. But, of course, the hand also has semantic value with regard to hurling.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

anto te mayavitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Temayahuitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

arrojar, tirar, empujar, al suelo, luchar, conflicto, manos, piedras, nombres de hombres

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

Alguien Que Arroja Otros al Suelo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 770r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=614&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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