Tetl Ihuicolol (MH519v)

Tetl Ihuicolol (MH519v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the personal name Tetl Ihuicolol (here, attested as a man’s name) shows a vertical stone (tetl) half colored in red. The stone has curling ends and diagonal stripes. The stone is positioned at the end of a curving handle (huicolotl) attached to a blade.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The stone could possess the curved handle, hence the possessive pronoun, "i-." The dictionary refers to the huicolotl as the curved handle of a jar or jug, but the handle here obviously pertains to a tool, and if it is a stone handle, the definition of huicolotl is hereby nuanced. However, the final "l" on the name, which huicolotl would not provide, may well come from huicololli, ancestor, and if this is so, then the stone and handle are there as phonetic indicators. The name would then read "People's Ancestors." Somewhat less likely could be "His Ancestor is a Stone," a full sentence. Assistance with the translation would be appreciated.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

lurenço tetliuicolol

Gloss Normalization: 

Lorenzo Tetl Ihuicolol

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Ancestros de la Gente (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 519v, World Digital Library. https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=118&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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