Tlatolehua (MH613v)

Tlatolehua (MH613v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlatolehua ("He is a Witness") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph incorporates the head of the tribute payer in the census. A small line comes from the man's mouth in a way that is suggestive of emerging words (tlatolli). This line connect to a bird's eye view of an animal hide (ehuatl). The hide is splayed and it still contains the animal fur. The hide which provides the phonetic indicator for -ehua, a verb. The combination of tlatol- and -ehua, tlatolehua, is a verb that means "to be a witness."

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

atonio tlatoleua

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Tlatolehua

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

testigos, witnesses, speech, hablar, pieles, skins_ hides

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

El Testigo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 613v, 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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