Huaxyacac (TR40v)

Huaxyacac (TR40v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful simplex glyph is the place name for Huaxyacac (Oaxaca, today). It is name for a tree (huaxin) that grows in the region. The glyph consists of a tree trunk with some green branches and yellow and red pods. The pods are what distinguishes this tree from others. The yacatl (nose, peak) part of the place name is not shown. The locative suffix (-c) is not shown visually either, but only appears in the gloss.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Other examples of the Huaxyacac glyph appear below from the Codex Mendoza. In those examples, the pods are only red, and the glyph does not consist of a full tree, but rather branches with pods. Those examples also included noses (as parts of faces).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

enla provincia d. hua

Gloss Normalization: 

en la provincia de Huaxyacac (Oaxaca)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

topónimos, Oaxaca, places, plants, plantas, huaxin

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 40 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection,

Image Source, Rights: 

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