caczoqui (MH593v)

caczoqui (MH593v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the occupation caczoqui (“shoemaker,” attested here as a man’s job) shows a shoe or sandal (cactli) facing right. Behind and below the shoe are two pairs of scissors or puncturing tools, pointing to the cutting or sewing (zozo) part of the job. The reduplication of that implied verb may explain why there are two pair of scissors.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The need for two tools may be suggest "zozo" (to sew) or it may refer to the plural of the term, shoemakers. The gloss refers to a group of three shoemakers (caczoque), but just one is caczoqui.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

cacçoque iiii

Gloss Normalization: 

nahui caczoque

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

shoes, sandals, zapatos, sandalias, oficios, occupations, scissors, tijeras

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


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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