Zacapechcatl (MH521r)

Zacapechcatl (MH521r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name or ethnicity Zacapechcatl ("Person from Zacapechco") is attested as a man's name. The glyph has two basic elements. One is a bunch of grasses (such as hay or straw) (zacatl). And, these grasses are framed by vertical woven mats made from zacate (pechtli). The suffix (-catl) that refers to a person with this affiliation is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Estepā çacapechcatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Esteban Zacapechcatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood and José Aguayo-Barragán

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

grasses, hierbas, straw, paja, hay, heno

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

Persona del Petate de Paja

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 521r, 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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