Tepenahuacatl (MH733v)

Tepenahuacatl (MH733v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name or ethnicity, Tepenahuacatl (“One from Tepenahuac”), is attested here as pertaining to a man. It shows three hills (tepetl) grouped together and, coming up from the hills, four (nahui) thick black lines. This is a phonetic indicator for the -nahuac locative suffix (near). The -catl (affiliation suffix) is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This is the only use of nahui for nahuac so far in this collection (May 2024). More common are speech scrolls (nahuatl) for the -nahuac or -nahuacatl suffixes. See examples, below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

cerros, montañas, cerca de, etnicidad, barrios, pueblos,nombres de lugares, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(una persona de Tepenahuac)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 733v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=545&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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