Zacapechcatl (MH648v)

Zacapechcatl (MH648v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Zacapechcatl ("Person from Zacapechco") appears here as a man's name or ethnic identity. The glyph is of grasses with what appear to be two cattails poking up above the blades of grass (hay or straw) called zacate in Spanish (zacatl in Nahuatl). The -pech- could also be covered in part by the zacatl, because a pechtli is a woven mat made from this grassy material. The -catl part to the name is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā çacapechcatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Zacapechcatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

plantas, zacate, petates, nombres de hombres

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

Petate de Zacate

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 648v, 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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