Acxocue (MH632v)

Acxocue (MH632v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Acxocue (perhaps “Penitential Branch-Skirt,” attested here as a woman’s name) shows a rectangle with a border along the bottom, representing a skirt (cueitl) with trim. The trim has four short diagonal lines. In the middle of the main portion of the skirt is a vertical branch with spiky needles, apparently the acxoyatl--a ritual branch from a laurel or fir tree that was important in rituals.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Magdalena Acxocue

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

viudas, skirts, faldas, branches, ramas de abeto, ramas de laurel, religión indígena, textiles, ropa, nombres de mujeres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

acxoya(tl), fir or laurel branch used in penitential activities,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Falda con Ramas de Tipo Acxoyatl

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 632r, 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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