Tzacualcatl (MH619r)

Tzacualcatl (MH619r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name or ethnicity Tzacualcatl (from Tzacualco) is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a fish. It is unclear how the fish relates to the name.

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


etnicidades, pez, fish

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

tzacual(li), a small pyramid,
Tzacualco, a town name,
Tzacualcatl, a person from Tzacualco
michin, fish,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Persona de Tzacualco (o Zacualco)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 619r, 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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