Teocuitlachiuhqui (MH730r)

Teocuitlachiuhqui (MH730r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name or occupation , Teocuitlachiuhqui (“Gold Maker”), is attested here as pertaining to a man. It shows a frontal view of what may be a pile of excrement (cuitlatl), a phonetic indicator for the middle part of the name. At the bottom of the excrement, and held by a (left) human hand that is reaching in from the left, may be a gold (teocuitlatl) coin. The hand would be a semantic indicator, perhaps, of the act of making something (chihua).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


oro, dinero, monedas, excremento, oficios, nombres de hombres

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

Fabricante de Oro

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 730r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=538&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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