Cocoton (MH770r)

Cocoton (MH770r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cocoton ("Small Sacrificed Child") is attested here as a man's name. It shows what may be a boy's head with bangs only. His eyes are closed, which supports the reading that he is deceased, having been sacrificed. The head may be somewhat small, proportionally, which would support the -ton diminutive suffix. The Coco- part of the name is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

po cōcōthō

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Cocoton

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


niños, niñas, sacrificios humanos, ofrendas, religión indígena, ojos cerrados, nombres de hombres

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

Pequeño Niño Sacrificado

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 770r, 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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