Zacapech (MH641r)

Zacapech (MH641r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the name Zacapech ("Bed of Straw," attested here as a man's name, derives from the noun zacapechtli (a bed of straw or hay). The glyph actually shows a profile of a seat (icpalli) made of woven reed (petlatl) material. Short lines emanate from the back rest and its seat, representing the hay or straw (zacatl) that forms the start of the name. A pechtli is a mat or rug made of petate.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

sillas, camas, zacate, petate

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

La Cama de Zacate

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 641r, 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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