Chicocue (MH652v)

Chicocue (MH652v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Chicocue (perhaps "Crooked Skirt") is attested here as a woman's name. The glyph shows a rectangle of fabric with a nested diamond pattern. This is probably meant to be a skirt (cueitl). An additional section of fabric, triangular shaped, appears on the lower right corner of the skirt. This addition makes the skirt seem crooked (chico).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The chico- part of the name could have an inadvertently dropped "n," which would make it chicon-, meaning seven (the stem for chicome). But given the visuals of a crooked skirt, that may more likely be the name.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

maria chicocue

Gloss Normalization: 

María Chicocue

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

skirts, faldas, textiles, diseños, diamantes, nombres de mujeres, ropa

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

Falda Torcida

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 652v, 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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