Zacacatl (MH492v)

Zacacatl (MH492v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Diego Zacacatl has one element, a clump of grass or weeds (zacatl). It is a black-line drawing with upright, somewhat curving blades of grass and perhaps two small flowers at the top.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The man who bears this name may be from a place called Zacaco (today, Zacanco), given the presence of the -catl (ethnic affiliation) on the end of the noun zacatl. The gloss leaves the cedilla off the first c, but the glyph suggests zacatl.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

diego cacacatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Zacacatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Xitlali Torres and Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

names, nombres, zacate, grasses, hay, straw, plants, plantas

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 492v, World Digital Library, .

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).