Zayol (MH642v)

Zayol (MH642v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Zayol ("Fly," attested here as a man's name) shows a black fly with two bent legs, two hatched wings, and two curling antennae.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The name Zayol shares something with the term for honey bee, necuzaolin.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juan çaol

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Zayol

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


moscas, insectos, alas, nombres de hombres, Zaol

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 642v, 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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