Tlamatzincatl (MH626r)

Tlamatzincatl (MH626r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name or ethnicity, Tlamatzincatl, is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a frontal view of an upright right hand (maitl), which is a phonetic indicator for the -ma- part of the name. To the right of the hand appears to be an elevation view of construction made of stones or adobe bricks, which serves as a phonetic indicator for the -tzin- part of the name, from tzintli, foundation.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The name Tlamatzincatl refers to someone from Tlamatzinco, "At the Revered Sage (i.e., Place of the Wise Person)."

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Tlamatzincatl

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

deity names, pulque, bebidas, sacrificios humanos, mujeres, religión indígena, sabios, ethnicidades, nombres de hombres

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

Tlamatzincatl, a deity associated with pulque, a title of Tezcatlipoca,
ma(itl), hand,
Tlamatzinco, a barrio of Azcapotzalco,
tlamatini, a wise person, scholar,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(título de Tezcatlipoca)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 626r, 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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