tlecuiltia (TR41v)

tlecuiltia (TR41v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful painting is included here as an iconographic example that we are labeling as the verb tlecuiltia, based on the Spanish-language text telling about how people went out at night with torches to set their fields on fire. There had been a terrible problem of mice.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

vuo tanto rraton en la provin
çia de mexico, que se comian
todas las senbradas. y ansi sali
an de noche. con lunbres a har
darlos senbrados.

Gloss Normalization: 

Hubo tanto ratón den la provincia de México que se comian todas las sembradas. Y así salían de noche con lumbres a ardar los sembrados.

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


torches, antorchas, ocotes, tlahuilicotl, quemar

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

prender fuego

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 41 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

The non-commercial reuse of images from the Bibliothèque nationale de France is free as long as the user is in compliance with the legislation in force and provides the citation: “Source / Bibliothèque nationale de France” or “Source / BnF.”

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