Colhuacan (TR25r)

Colhuacan (TR25r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Colhuacan shows a frontal view of a mountain with a bend or curve (colli) at the top (but is otherwise bell-shaped). The possessive "hua" is not shown visually. The locative suffix is implied by the mountain (tepetl) which does not play a phonetic role in the place name but is a semantic indicator. The mountain or hill is painted in two tones of green. It has curly outcroppings on its slopes, and it has a white horizontal band at the base. The curve here goes to the viewer's right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Culhuacan (also spelled Colhuacan)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 

bent, curved, corvado, mountains, montañas, cerros, hills

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

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 25 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

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