Tlacza (MH594v)

Tlacza (MH594v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tlacza (“He Runs Quickly,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a profile view of a lower leg and foot. Four toes are visible. No other details are provides (such as an ankle or leg hair).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Sometimes footprints are employed by scribes to refer to verbs involved with human movement. For example, Pain is a name that refers to someone running fast.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

luis tlacça

Gloss Normalization: 

Luis Tlacza

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Shapes and Perspectives: 

walk quickly, caminar rápidamente, correr, pie, pierna, foot, leg

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

Irse Rápidamente, o Correr

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 594v, World Digital Library,

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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: