Tlemacuex (MH632r)

Tlemacuex (MH632r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound personal name Tlemacuex (perhaps "Flame-Colored Bracelet," attested here as a man's name) shows a row of beads (cuecuextli) with a hand above (suggesting bracelet, macuextli), and a group of flames (tletl) to the right of the hand.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Manuel Orozco y Berra, Historia antigua y de la conquista de México: 1.pte. (1880), 93, says of the name Tlemacuex: "de tletl, fuego, pulsera de color encendido como de fuego."

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Tlemacuex

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

fire, flames, hands, fuego, flamas, pulseras, manos

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

tle(tl), fire,
ma(itl), hand,
cuecuex(tli), a cord with stone beads,
macuex(tli), bracelet with precious stones,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Fuego-Pulsera (pulsera de color encendido como de fuego)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 632r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: