Tlalli (Verg11r)

Tlalli (Verg11r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlalli (“Land” or "Agricultural Parcel," attested here as a man’s name) shows a bird's eye view of a rectangular, partially bordered, segmented parcel of land. It has two regions. On the left is a piece that has one bold dot in the middle. On the right is a piece of land that has lots of little dots. These dots may suggest perforations with the huictli for planting; in other words, cultivation. The border on this rectangle covers the left and right edges and the bottom, but not the top. This feature recurs in other land glyphs across this manuscript (the Codex Vergara). Below the rectangle, a pair of two front teeth (tlantli) are shown in a frontal view. They are there to provide a phonetic clue to the "tla" start to the word tlalli.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

diego. tlalli

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Tlalli

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Tepetlaoztoc, near Tetzcoco

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

lands, parcels, tierras, agricultura, tenencia de la tierra, terrenos, sementeras, rectángulos

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

La Tierra, o La Sementera

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

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