Tlaquehual (MH733v)

Tlaquehual (MH733v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name or employment status, Tlaquehual (“Hired Hand”), is attested here as pertaining to a man. The glyph is simply an agricultural tool, the huictli. It is a vertical, trapezoidal shape, broader at the top than the bottom. But, here, the digging-end is up and the handle-end is down. The Tlamaceuh and the Zacamol glyphs, below, show how the wider part goes down into the ground.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


coas, herramientas, trabajadores de campo, gañanes, nombres de hombres

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

Trabajador de Campo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 733v, 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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