Tetepotztocatl (MH776r)

Tetepotztocatl (MH776r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal or ethnic name Tetepotztocatl ("One Who Follows Behind") is attested here as pertaining to a man. While this "name" may actually be someone from a certain pueblo with a similar name, the signs shows footprints behind a human back. These are semantic references to the activity of following behind someone (see the verb, tetepotztoca). The multiple footprints could help cover visually the reduplication of the tete- part of the name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

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: 

pedro. tetepoztocatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tetepotztocatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

seguir, huellas, detrás, espalda, trasero, nombres de hombres, afiliación con un pueblo

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

tetepotztoca, one who follows behind another person, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tetepotztoca
-tecatl (affiliation suffix) inhabitant of, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tecatl

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(una persona de Tetepotztlan)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 776r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=626&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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