Coxcox (MH834r)

Coxcox (MH834r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Coxcox (“Pheasant,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a profile view of the head of a bird looking toward the viewer's right. This is probably the coxcoxtli, a pheasant and/or a nocturnal bird. It has a long curving beak. Seven thin feathers (just tiny lines) appear on the top of the bird's head.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

tolibio coscos

Gloss Normalization: 

Toribio Coxcox

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

pheasants, faisanes, nocturnal bird, pájaros nocturnos, nombres de hombres

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

El Faisán Nocturno

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 834r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: