Tlalnahuac (MH774v)

Tlalnahuac (MH774v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the place name Tlalnahuac ("Next to the Land"). It shows a horizontal rectangle with a white border. Inside the border is a dark gray area with shapes like the letter C, suggesting a parcel (tlalli) that is cultivated. The -nahuac (near) ending to the name is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


adyacente, cercana, junto a, cerca de, tierra, sementera, parcela, nombres de lugares, barrios, topónimos

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

Junto a la Tierra

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 774v, 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).

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