Cozcatlaneuh (MH659r)

Cozcatlaneuh (MH659r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cozcatlaneuh ("Borrowed Necklace") is attested here as a man’s name. It shows a frontal view of a circular necklace (cozcatl) with four evenly-spaced beads. The cord is tied at the back. There are no visual for the -tlaneuh (lent or borrowed) part to the name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Necklaces are not gendered in Nahua culture. Both men and women could wear necklaces, although they may have been somewhat out of reach for most tribute payers.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

diego Cozcatlaneuh

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Cozcatlaneuh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


collares, joyas, piedras, atar, tlaneuh, tlaneuhtli, prestar, prestada, préstamo, nombres de hombres

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

Collar Prestado

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 659r, 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: