Tiacapan (MH652v)

Tiacapan (MH652v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tiacapan ("First Born") is attested here as a woman's name. This is what is called a "birth-order" name. It is not unusual for women to have such names, but it is rare for men. The compound consists of a stone (tetl) providing something close to the phonetic start to the name Ti-. The rest of the glyph is the partially visible face of what may be a baby (no hair), perhaps to lead to a birth-order reading.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

acatha teacapa

Gloss Normalization: 

Ágata Tiacapan

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

teacapan, familia, orden de nacimiento, nombres de mujeres, bebés, babies, birth order

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

Hija Primera

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 652v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=387&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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