Cuauhxilotl (Verg15r)

Cuauhxilotl (Verg15r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhxilotl (“Tropical Tre with Edible Fruit,” attested here as a man’s name) shows profile view of the head of an eagle looking toward the viewer's left. The eagle's feathers are spiky around the perimeter of the head and at the neck. Two prominent feathers appear below the open eye. The eagle's beak open, and perhaps its tongue is visible. Above the eagle's head is a short stalk of a maize plant with the segmented corn cob at the top with some husk at the bottom and silk at the top, bending off to the right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The literal combination of eagle plus tender corn cob might be off the mark when it comes to translating this name. Cuauhxilotl is a term for a tropical tree with an edible fruit. The term cuaxilotl is sometimes used in Mexico today to refer to bananas.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Cuauhxilotl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Tepetlaoztoc, near Tetzcoco

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

árboles, frutas, tropicales, nombres de hombres

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

un árbol tropical

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

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