Tezahuatl (MH775v)

Tezahuatl (MH775v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tezahuatl ("Mite") is attested here as a man's name. The sign is not a drawing of a mite, which is a small, eight-legged arachnid. Rather the sign provides two phonetic indicators, one for Te- (from tentli, lip or edge, in profile, facing toward the viewer's right) and the other, a coiling swirl of water (atl), with three offshoots, providing the -a or -ahua in the middle of the name. The three short streams of water each have a bead-like droplet at the end and a black line down the middle to show current or movement.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

balthesal . teçahuatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Baltazar Tezahuatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

agua, labios ácaros, animales, arácnidos, nombres de hombres

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 775v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=625&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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