Chinancocol (MH775r)

Chinancocol (MH775r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Chinancocol (perhaps "Undulating Chinampa") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph may show a wavy or undulating (cocolihui) agricultural strip (chinamitl). Short vertical lines along the top of the undulating strip suggest plant growth, which helps identify that this is an agricultural element.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā. chinacocol.

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Chinacocol

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


agricultura, chinampas, surcos, paisaje, nombres de hombres

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

chinancocol, a type of agricultural field,
chinam(itl), an agricultural strip or chinampa,
cocolihui, to have turns or curves,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Sementera Ondulada

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 775r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: