Cempohualxochitl (MH644r)

Cempohualxochitl (MH644r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cempohualxochitl ("Marigold," attested here as a woman's name) shows an upright, bulbous flower with three short petals at the top and a small base.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This name literally translate as "Twenty Flowers," and today it can be spelled many different ways, but often dropping syllables. Today this flower has strong associations with early November and the Day of the Dead.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

acatha cepohualxochitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Ágata Cempohualxochitl

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: 

flores, números, veinte, Día de Muertos, marigolds

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

Flor "Maravilla" o "Cempasúchil"

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 644r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=370&st=image

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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