Yaoquiz (MH507r)

Yaoquiz (MH507r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of a simplex glyph for the personal name Yaoquiz (perhaps "He Went to War") seems to show a hand holding a flag that is furled. Or, perhaps it is a weapon in the hand. This glyph is attested here as pertaining to a male.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The meaning of the name, relating to war (yaotl), enemy or combatant; yaoyotl, warfare), followed by an abbreviation of the verb to go out (quiza), could be supported if the person is carrying a flag and leading a group (perhaps of twenty men) into battle. The men in the pueblos who were entrusted with taking groups of twenty tribute laborers to work sites or with collecting the tributes in kind from families, typically carry flags, and the flag comes to take on the significance of twenty.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Yaoquiz

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

war, guerra, battles, batallas, banderas, banners, flags

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

Ir a la Guerra, o Marchar a la Batalla(?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 507r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=93&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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