Tenton (MH526v)

Tenton (MH526v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tenton (“Little Lips,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a mouth with upper jaw and chin, in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. The word tentli is usually translated as lip or edge. The -ton suffix is a diminutive.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Given that the lip sign is not extra small compared to glyphs of tentli that do not have this diminutive suffix, the visual focus is on the anatomy.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Martín Tenton

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 

mouths, bocas, lips, labios, small, pequeño

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 526v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=132&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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: