Tlapolo (MH658v)

Tlapolo (MH658v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the glyph for the personal name Tlapolo (perhaps "Something Destroyed") is attested here as a man’s name. It shows a hand coming in from the viewer’s left, and the hand partially covers a round, flat, black object, seemingly a burned tortilla. If this is a burned tortilla, it could have a semantic reading of something ruined. Another possible reading could be “Something Opened,” if this is the verb tlapoa in a passive form.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

luys tlapollo.

Gloss Normalization: 

Luis Tlapolo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


tortillas destruidas, quemadas, manos, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

tlapoloa, to lose something, or when transitive, to confuse, deceive, or distract,
tlapolo, something destroyed,
tlapoa, to open up or take the cover off something,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Algo Destruido

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 658v, 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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