Tetzauh (MH831v)

Tetzauh (MH831v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tetzauh ("Omen" or "Something Frightening") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph seems to show what Christians would describe as a "devil." It is an anthropomorphic head in profile, facing toward the viewer's left. It has curving horns on its head, and an upward curving nose that also resembles a horn.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Other examples of the name Tetzauh in this collection have completely different graphics. See examples below. This one shows much more European cultural influence.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

alo. tetzauh

Gloss Normalization: 

Alonso 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

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

nombres de hombres, algo espantoso, un aguero, el diablo, cuernos, religión

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

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

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 831v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=737&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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