Zacapanecatl (MH493r)

Zacapanecatl (MH493r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the Nahua name or ethnic origin of Álvaro Zacapanecatl consists of a bunch of grass (zacatl) and a flag or banner (panitl). The latter is a locative (on, in, at) for a place called Zacapan. The remainder of the name -ecatl, not shown visually, refers to someone from that place. The grasses seem to have curving roots. The upright banner, emerging from the middle of the grass with a tall but narrow rectangle and a post, flies toward the viewer's right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

alhuallo çacapanecatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Álvaro Zacapanecatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán and Stephanie Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Alguien de Zacapan

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 493r, 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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