Zacapanecatl (MH745r)

Zacapanecatl (MH745r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the person name or ethnicity, Zacapanecatl (“Person from Zacapan”), is attested here as referring to a man. It shows a tied bundle of hay (zacatl) that was often paid by way of tribute in kind to the Spanish overlords, who might use it as fodder for their horses. On the left, just above the horizontal tie, is emerging what appears to be a speech scroll. What this scroll provides for the rest of the name, whether the -pan or the -ecatl) remains to be deciphered.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

paja, foraje, heno, tributos, pueblos, etnicidad, afiliación, nombres de hombres

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

(una persona de Zacapan)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 745r, 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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