Coxcox (Verg7v)

Coxcox (Verg7v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Coxcox (“Pheasant,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a profile view of the head of a pheasant (cocoxtli) facing right. Below this is a ceramic pot (comitl) with three handles, a round jug, and a flared neck. The ceramic pot is there as a phonetic hint that the name begins with "Co-."

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The coxcoxtli is a fairly rare bird, as is the cuixtli (see below). Eagles, egrets, turkeys, hummingbirds, etc., are much more common.

Coxcox was the personal name of a tlatoani of Culhuacan (Colhuacan), as seen in the Codex Boturini. [See: Lori Boornazian Diel, The Tira de Tepechpan (2009), 30.] He is also mentioned as the son of Acolmiztli in the Codex Xolotl. [See: Eduardo de J. Douglas, In the Palace of Nezahualcoyotl (2012), 228.]

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juan coxcox

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Coxcox

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Tepetlaoztoc, near Tetzcoco

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

faisanes, pheasants, ollas, cantaros

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

La Faisán

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

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