Teuhtlehuac (MH736r)

Teuhtlehuac (MH736r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Teuhtlehuac (perhaps “Ashen”) is attested here as pertaining to a man. It shows a frontal view of a stone, with alternating stripes of light and dark and curling ends. This stone provides the phonetic indication that the name starts with Te-. The meaning of the name has yet to be determined, but perhaps it is teuhtli (dust) in part. Another part could have to do with fire (tletl). The -huac ending is often adjectival.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

One will find words in our Online Nahuatl Dictionary for ash, such as nexti (or words with this root), along with an adjective, totozcatleton.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


polvo, polvoriento, suciedad, sucio, quemado, fuego, ceniza, nombres de hombres

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 736r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=550&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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