Zacacatl (MH507r)

Zacacatl (MH507r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for grasses (zacatl) doubles as the personal name, Zacacatl (here, attested as male). This cluster of grass (hay, straw) blades, joined at the base and curving upward and outward.

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.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Andrés Zacacatl

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: 

zacate, maleza, rastrojo, paja, hierbas, grasses, weeds, hay, straw, fodder

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

zaca(tl), grasses, such as hay,
-catl, a person with that affiliation,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(persona de Zacaco, o Zacanco hoy)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 507r, 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).

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