Cihuaxochitl (MH537r)

Cihuaxochitl (MH537r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cihuaxochitl (“Woman-Flower,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a woman's (cihuatl) head in profile, facing right, and out from under her chin emerges a stem with two leaves and an upright flower (xochitl) in a frontal view. The flower has a base and three obvious petals. The woman's head is tilted upward slightly, her visible eye is open, and her mouth may be slightly open.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The two leaves may be present in this compound with the intention of providing phonetic support for the "hua" syllable in cihuatl. But such an intention could also be a stretch in this case.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

franco. zihuaxochitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Cihuaxochitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

woman, women, mujeres, flowers, flores

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