Tepalnemitl (MH524r)

Tepalnemitl (MH524r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tepalnemitl ("He Goes Around with Others," attested here as a man's name) shows a bird's eye view of four footprints going different directions. The verb nemi (to go around) comes to mind, although the gloss shows it with the absolutive (-tl) suffix, as though it has become a noun.
is a noun that means "resident"; perhaps nemitl refers to someone who walks or goes about. The other part of the name, Tepal-, means in relation to another person.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This name may intend something like "someone who goes around others" or "with others," perhaps a gregarious person or else someone who avoids other people--?

Footprint glyphs have a wide range of translations. In this collection, so far, we can attest to yauh, xo, pano, -pan, paina, temo, nemi, quetza, otli, iyaquic hualiloti, huallauh, tepal, tetepotztoca, totoco, otlatoca, -tihui, and the vowel "o." Other research (Herrera et al, 2005, 64) points to additional terms, including: choloa, tlaloa, totoyoa, eco, aci, quiza, maxalihui, centlacxitl, and xocpalli.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo tepalnemitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tepalnemitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

walking, caminando, huella, huellas, footprint, footprints

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

tepal nemi, one who lives with someone else, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tepal-nemi
tepal, in relation to another person, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tepal
nemi, to go along, to go around, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/nemi
nemini, a resident, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/nemini

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 523r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=125&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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