Tlapalhuauh (MH648v)

Tlapalhuauh (MH648v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Tlapalhuauh ("Red Amaranth") appears here as a man's name. The glyph is a stemmed rounded cup of amaranth (huauhtli). It is painted red (tlapalli).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Amaranth often appears in glyphs as a phonetic indicator for hua, huauh, or cuauh, but here it is shown as a cup of grains that were ready to eat. These grains are also colored red, which covers the starting part to this name, Tlapal-.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


amaranto, bledos, comida, recipiente, tazón, nombres de hombres

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

Amaranto Rojo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 648v, 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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