Tlaneuh (MH640r)

Tlaneuh (MH640r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simples glyph for the personal name Tlaneuh ("Something Borrowed"?) shows a (right) hand. Just above the fingertips may be the borrowed thing (tlaneuhtli) implied by the name. Perhaps it is a small plate or bowl.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The root of tlaneuhtli would seem to contain the syllable "hua," and this could possibly be suggested by the hand reaching to grab the object in question. If so, perhaps this is a compound glyph. A grasping hand can provide the phonetic and semantic value of the syllable, as identified by Alfonso Lacadena (2008) and supported in the findings of other scholars, such as Juan José Batalla Rosado.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 640r, 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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