Tlamauhcatl (MH741v)

Tlamauhcatl (MH741v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name or ethnicity, Tlamauhcatl (“Person from Tlamauhco”) is attested here as referring to a man. The glyph shows the original glyph for the starry or stellar eye (ixtli), which can stand for verbs relating to knowing, ixmati or mati, or imati (to be wise), which feed into this interesting form Tlamauh- that is the root of the place name for which this person has (or had) an affiliation.

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


ojos, eyes, stars, estrellas, conocimiento, sabiduría, tlamao, tlamauh, nombres de lugares, barrios, topónimos

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(una persona de Tlamauhco)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 741v, 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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