Xayaque (MH732v)

Xayaque (MH732v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name, Xayaque (perhaps “Possessor of a Face” or “Mask”), is attested here as a man’s name. It shows a frontal view of a face or mask (xayacatl). Below this is a horizontal stone (tetl) with curling ends. In the middle of the stone is a black and white V-shape, which looks something like a thorn (huitztli). A decipherment of these two elements (stone and thorn) remains elusive. They could have a semantic value. The -e (possessive suffix) could have been provided by a bean (etl), but such is not obvious here.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

diego xayaque

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Xayaque

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): 

caras, máscaras, posesivo, poseer, nombres de hombres

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

Poseedor de Cara o Máscara

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 732v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=543&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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