Tentli (MH642v)

Tentli (MH642v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tentli ("Lip" or "Lips," attested here as a man's name) shows an outline of a human face. It is missing the back of the head and has no hair. Its visible eye is closed, and its mouth is open. Apparently, the reader's attention is meant to go to the lips (tentli).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Sometimes glyphs or elements for tentli (lips) or yacatl (nose) will be entirely isolated from the face, and very occasionally, not at all separate. The human eye, however, is typically separate. Perhaps it is distinct enough and that it does not have to appear within a face for it to be recognized. See below for other examples.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā. tentli

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Tentli

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

labios, bocas, caras, lips. mouths, faces, nombres de hombres

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 


Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 642v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=367&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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