Tetzauh (MH733r)

Tetzauh (MH733r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name, Tetzauh (perhaps “Omen” or "Something Frightening"), is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph appears to be a stone (tetl), which would provide the phonetic indication that this name starts with Te-. The alternating dark and light stripes on a diagonal would support the reading of a stone. But there may also be a part of a face on the right end of this ovaloid shape.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See the variation in glyphs for Tetzauh below. Some do have faces.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


presagios, miedo, susto, ominoso, nombres de hombres

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

tetzahui(tl), omen or something frightening, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tetzahuitl

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Presagio, o Algo Aterrador

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 733r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=544&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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