Acxoyatl (MH775v)

Acxoyatl (MH775v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Acxoyatl ("Ritual Laurel Branch") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph consists of one upright branch with greatly spaced needles.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Surprisingly, this branch looks something like one of our glyphs for a quetzal feather! Of course, that one is a very atypical quetzal feather. (See below.)

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

poe . acxoyatl .

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Acxoyatl

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, ramas, rituales, religión indígena, nombres de hombres

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

acxoya(tl), laurel or pine branch offerings,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Ramas de Ofrendas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 775v, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: