Achtocan (MH593v)

Achtocan (MH593v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Achtocan (“First Place,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of a building, which provides a semantic locative for the suffix (-can). Above the building are a number of small circles, seemingly representing seeds (achtli), perhaps serving as a phonetic indicator for the word for "first" (achto), as in the first barrio or first smaller settlement in the area.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Two other types of seeds appear below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

achtoca barrio

Gloss Normalization: 

Achtocan, barrio

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

seeds, semillas, first, primero, lugares, asentamientos, edificios, barrios

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

Primer Asentamiento, Primer Lugar

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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