tlamati (MH554r)

tlamati (MH554r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

The image for this glyph is shared with the entry for Cuauhtlamati, a personal name. Here, we emphasize the verb, "to know something." The man in this image has wrinkles, suggesting he is an elder, and seemingly also suggesting that he is wise or knowledgeable, so he literally knows things. The communication (sound made visible) between the man and the eagle's head, may suggest a knowledge exchange with a wise bird. The sound chain is something like a series of speech scrolls that seemingly go two ways.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 554r, 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).