Tetzauh (MH627v)

Tetzauh (MH627v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Tetzauh (perhaps "Omen," attested here as a man's name) shows a black circle with a white border. Behind this are two more shapes, progressively more triangular, behind the circle. They also have black centers.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This glyph for omen is very different from the spiral in the name Tetzauh from folio 592 recto and the use of spindles for "tetzauh." (See below.)

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tetzauh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


omens, presagios, premonitorio

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

tetzahui(tl), a foreboding, an omen, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tetzahuitl
tzauhqui, a spinner, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tzauhqui
tzahualiz(tli), the act of spinning (such as yarn or thread), https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tzahualiztli

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

un presagio premonitorio

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 627v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=337st=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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: