Coaxoch (MH765r)

Coaxoch (MH765r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Coaxoch ("Serpent Flower") is attested here as a woman's name. The sign is simply a snake or serpent (coatl). It is shown in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Its belly is segmented, it has a rattler tail, a mottled back, an open eye, and a protruding bifurcated tongue. Above the tongue is what may be a tiny flower (xochitl), which provides the remainder of the name (-xoch).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

marta cohuasoch

Gloss Normalization: 

Marta Coaxoch (or Cohuaxoch)

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): 

serpientes, víboras, snakes, serpents, flowers, flores, nombres de mujeres

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 765r, 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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