Tlapayauh (MH593r)

Tlapayauh (MH593r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlapayauh (“It Has Rained Lightly for a Long Time,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of the glyph for rain (quiyahuitl), which is a triangle with the point down, lines of current to show movement in the water, and a droplet or bead at the end. This sign is surrounded by even smaller circles, seemingly suggesting the concept of a light rain (and tlapayahui is the relevant verb), compared to quiyauhuitl (rain, or heavy rain).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

domīgo tlapayauh

Gloss Normalization: 

Domingo Tlapayauh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

rain, lluvia, drops, gotas, gotitas

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

Llovía Ligeramente Por Mucho Tiempo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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