Tlamaceuh (MH491r)

Tlamaceuh (MH491r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tlamaceuh (perhaps "Became Deserving" or "Penitent") consists of two hands (maitl), a right and a left, with palms together. They are shown in profile, facing toward the viewer's right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The verb tlamacehua means to do penance or to become deserving. Perhaps the hands (maitl) are put together in a gesture of humility or thanks associated with this verb. The hands also provide the phonetic value for the middle syllable, ma. The other syllables are not represented visually.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pablo tlamaceuh

Gloss Normalization: 

Pablo Tlamaceuh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán and Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

hacer penetencia, ser merecido

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

tlamacehua, to do penance or become deserving,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 491r, 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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