Cocoxqui (MH848v)

Cocoxqui (MH848v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cocoxqui ("Ill Person") is attested here as a man's name. It shows the upper body and head of a man in profile, facing toward the viewer's left. He wears a cape tied at the shoulder. The semantic indicator that this man is unwell consists of the markings in front of his mouth which probably suggest coughing. These are not the volutes that indicate speech or song.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

angosti cocosq~

Gloss Normalization: 

Agustín Cocoxqui

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


health, sickness

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

cocoxqui, a sick person, someone who is ill,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

persona enferma

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 848v, 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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