Yaocuicuil (MH592r)

Yaocuicuil (MH592r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Yaocuicuil (“Combatant of Many Colors,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of the shield that usually translates combatant (yaotl) when referring to a person. Coming out of the top of the shield, from behind, is perhaps the had of a turtle (ayotl), which is a near homophone for yaotl. The texturing of the shield may also point to a turtle's back.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

To the right of this name glyph is a hand holding a writing or painting implement. This seems to be a reference to the man's occupation, as a writer/painter (tlacuilo). It is probably a coincidence that the "cuil" of the occupation overlaps with the "cuil" (reduplicated) in the personal name glyph.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

nigolas yaocuicuil

Gloss Normalization: 

Nicolás Yaocuicuil

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

shields, escudos, rodelas, turtles, tortugas

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

Combatiente Pecoso

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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