Xalpatol (MH730r)

Xalpatol (MH730r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name, Xalpatol (“Salvador”), is a Nahuatlization of a Spanish saint’s name. It shows a frontal view of a building, which is a semantic indicator that this is a place name. Inside the building is a large black bean (etl), which is a phonetic indicator for the game of patolli, which features beans as playing pieces and provides for the last two syllables of the place name. Patolli was a religious divinatory game. The first syllable, Xal-, is indicated phonetically by the dots of sand (xalli) underneath the bean.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

santos, barrios, pueblos, nombres de lugares, jugar, frijoles, patolli

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

Salvador (nombre de un lugar en Huejotzingo)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 730r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=538&st=image

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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