Azcaxochitl (MH742r)

Azcaxochitl (MH742r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Azcaxochitl (perhaps “Ant Flower”) is attested here as a woman’s name. It is a frontal view of a plant with lots of long curving leaves and, at the top, a small flower (xochitl, but given in the gloss as xochitli, perhaps a variant spelling).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

hormigas, flores, nombres de mujeres, nombres famosos

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

Azcaxochitl, a famous name, and a name for a flowering plant with ant associations,
azca(tl), ant,
xochi(tl), flower,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 742r, 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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