Calixoch (MH513r)

Calixoch (MH513r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the personal name Calixoch (here, attested as a man's name) shows a house or building (calli) in a frontal view with red beams framing the entrance. In front of the house is a flower (xochitl) with stem and leaves. The tripartite petals are painted yellow.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The start of the name could be Calli-, but the gloss does not use the double "l." Another option then, is that the "i" in the name is a possessor, referring to the flower pertaining to the house. The word for flower is also contracted (-xoch), with the absolutive (-tli) being left off.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

franco calixoch

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Calixoch

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): 

houses, buildings, casas, edificios, flowers, flores

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

Casa-Flor (o La Flor de la Casa)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 513r, 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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