Cocol (MH763v)

Cocol (MH763v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cocol (perhaps "Quarrel" or "Entrusted to Another Person," attested here as a man’s name) shows a line with at least two curves or bends (colli) to it.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


doblado, curvado, curvo, torcido, ondulado, bent, curved, undulating, wavy

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

cocol, to be entrusted to another person,
col(li), something bent, twisted, or curling,
cocol(li), a quarrel,
cocolia, to detest or hate someone,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 763v, 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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