Cocho (MH736v)

Cocho (MH736v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cocho (“Parrot”) is attested here as a man’s name. It shows a bird walking (movement) and facing the viewer’s left. Its eye and beak are open.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The cocho is not well attested in this collection (as of May 2024). But birds of many other kinds and feathers are extremely prevalent. See some examples below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

pericos, papagayos, plumas verdes

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

cocho, small parrot,
cocho(tl), parrot, bird with beautiful green feathers,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Perico, o Papagayo Pequeño

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 736v, 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: