Tlalolin (MH744v)

Tlalolin (MH744v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlalolin (“Earthquake”) is attested here as a man’s name. It shows a horizontal, rectangular piece of land (tlalli) divided on a diagonal. The lower left part is dotted, as though planted in seeds. The upper right part is left white. In the middle, in front of the land, is the symbol for movement (olin). In the middle of this symbol, and phonetically reinforcing it, is a black rubber (olli) ball, a near homophone.

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

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

tierras, temblores, terremotos, movimiento, agricultura, nombres de hombres

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

“Temblor,” o “Terremoto”

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 744v, 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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