Yaotl (MH502r)

Yaotl (MH502r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Yaotl ("Combatant," attested here as a man’s name) shows a war shield (yaotl) covering a turtle (ayotl). Only the turtle's head and front legs emerge from under the shield. The shield has a cross pattern in black and white.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The turtle (ayotl) provides a phonetic complement for the war shield (yaotl), given that they are nearly homophonic.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Domingo Yaotl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

shields, rodelas, escudos, turtles, tortugas

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 502r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=83&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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: