Cocoliloc (MH658r)

Cocoliloc (MH658r)
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 male) shows an upright object with a curve at the top and a short shaft. The curl at the top faces toward the viewer's right. The word colli describes something curved or bent, so this could be a phonetic indicator.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This sign may serve as a rebus-phonogram for the term cocolli, which refers to a quarrel, dispute, or anger and may be what this name really intends. Cocol without the absolutive is identified in our Online Nahuatl Dictionary as meaning "entrusted to another." Yet another possibility is that it is a rebus for grandparents or ancestors (colli). But note how glyphs for the name Cocoliloc can be like this, either a curvy cane or men with their hair being pulled (suggesting a quarrel).

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

alonso cocoliloc

Gloss Normalization: 

Alonso Cocoliloc

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


bastones rizados o doblados, odiar, frases, nombres de hombres

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 658r, 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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