Temizatl (MH627r)

Temizatl (MH627r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Temizatl (perhaps "Wildcat Water") is attested here as a man's name. The stone (tetl) provides a phonetic complement for the start to the Temiz- (of wildcat, temiztli, and miztli, mountain lion). The profile view of the head of a wildcat, shown in profile and looking toward the viewer's left, also provides the semantic information for miztli and/or temiztli. Finally, the swirling water (atl) with two offshoots ending in droplets, provide the third, and probably most important element to this compound.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

There is a river named Temizac or Temizatl in the state of Puebla, Mexico, which supports the idea that water (atl) is an especially important part of the name. However, this is a personal name, not a place name. Perhaps this person was from the river region.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Temizatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

wildcats, pumas, gatos silvestres, stones, piedras, agua, itzcolotli, oficios, occupations, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 627r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=336st=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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