Tenotzqui (MH788r)

Tenotzqui (MH788r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tenotzqui ("The Summoner") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a part of a face with open lips (tentli), providing the phonetic start to the name (Te-). Emerging from the mouth are three speech scrolls, curling downward at the ends, meant to convey that the person is calling or summoning (involving the verb notza).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Speech scrolls that come out of a human mouth (also, for instance, from an eagle's beak) can represent a range of vocabulary, including: tlatolli (word), itoa (to speak), tzatzi (to announce), motenehua (aforementioned), nahuatl (language, or a pleasant sound), chalani (to speak a lot), and cuica (to sing). This list is not exhaustive.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

anto tenotzq~

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Tenotzqui

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


nombres de hombres, hablar, volutas, palabras, boca, labios, anunciar, llamar

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 788r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=650&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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