Teuhcatl (MH776v)

Teuhcatl (MH776v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Teuhcatl (the name of a divine force) is attested here as a man's name. The glyph includes a frontal view of a horizontal stone (tetl), with its usual curly ends and diagonal division between a light-colored end and a dark-colored end. The stone provide a phonetic indication that the names starts with Te-. Surrounding the stone are dots that probably represent dust (teuhtli), which could be phonetic, but here it may refer to the dust that is implied in the deity name. The -catl (affiliation suffix) is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Teucatl is not an unusual name for a tribute payer, although it has sacred origins (see the record in our Online Nahuatl Dictionary). The name appears, for example, in the book of tributes from Morelos and in records from Tetzcoco, all for macehuales. Teuhcatl is discussed in Codex Chimalpopoca for its associations with the Christian devil (see Bierhorst 2011, 123).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

diego teuhcatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Teuhcatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

dioses, deidades, fuerzas divinas, nombres de hombres, nombres de deidades, viento, polvo

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

Teuhcatl (nombre de una fuerza divina)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 776v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=627&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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