Tetlamachti (MH746v)

Tetlamachti (MH746v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name, Tetlamachti (perhaps “Preaches”), is attested here as a man’s name or occupation. The glyph shows an open book (perhaps prayer book) above a stone (tetl), which serves as a phonetic indicator that this name starts with Te-.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

In modern Nahuatl, this clearly refers to teaching, but in the sixteenth century, teaching and preaching were less well delineated. In our Online Nahuatl Dictionary, we have the example of the Nahuatl-language testaments from Toluca, which use the term temachti to refer to an Indigenous person who was teaching the Christian doctrine.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

Enseña la Gente, o Predica

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 746v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=571&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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