Zacapanecatl (MH594v)

Zacapanecatl (MH594v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Zacapanecatl (“Person From Zacapan,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of an upright bundle of grass, straw, or hay. Some kind of white binding appears horizontally at about the middle of the bunch. A scroll curls out of this binding on the left side of the bundle. The reading of this scroll remains to be determined.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

domīgo çacapanecatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Domingo Zacapanecatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

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

grasses, hay, straw, fodder, pastos, heno, paja, forraje, nombres de lugares, etnicidad, volutas, place names, ethnicity

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

Persona de Zacapan

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 594v, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: