Yohualahuech (MH624v)

Yohualahuech (MH624v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Yohualahuech ("Night Dew") is attested here as a man's name. The element that is night (yohualli) is a circle filled in with black paint. Below the circle is an array of three, individual, short streams of water (atl), spread out, each one with a droplet at the lower tip. One black line of current runs down the middle of each stream. The streams are apparently falling (huetzi, which can evolve into -huech) from the sky. So, dew is like a rain that fell in the night, and the compound is fully logographic.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Toribio Yohualahuech

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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): 

nighttime, noche, water, dew, rocío, círculos, gotas, droplets

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

Rocío de la Noche

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 624v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=331st=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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