Tlamayo (MH832v)

Tlamayo (MH832v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tlamayo (perhaps "Having the Chracteristics of a Wise Man") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph is a large stellar or starry eye, typically used to represent the wise one, Tlamauh, which is a name very close to this one. We are reading the -yo ending to come from -yotl, having the characteristics of.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

While the -yo suffix could also attach to the noun tlama (healer), making this name somewhat different, it is unlikely given the visual representation of the name here. The glyph for a physician or healer is usually a ceramic pot that has instruments showing at the top of the jug.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā tlamayo

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Tlamayo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


sabios, curanderos, curanderas, ojos, nombres de hombres

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

Él Que Tiene las Características de un Sabio

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 832v, 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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