Huipilcoz (MH506v)

Huipilcoz (MH506v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Huipilcoz ("Yellow Huipil") is attested here as pertaining to a man. The glyph is a frontal view of a blouse (huipilli) that was usually hand woven by women on back-strap looms. It has a v-neck and a horizontal rectangle just below the v-neck, which reinforces that weak point in the blouse. This blouse has two vertical lines, one on each side of the central rectangle, and there is one horizontal line just above the bottom edge of the garment.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The second component of the name (-coz) may be short for coztic (yellow), which is not visible because this is a black and white drawing. While the huipilli is drawn here in the usual shape of a blouse as worn by women, see below for yellow warrior garments that were called cozohuipilli worn by men (from the Codex Mendoza).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Domingo Huipilcoz

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


blouses, huipiles, tunics, túnicas, textiles, plumas, amarillo, colores

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

huipil(li), an indigenous woman’s blouse or shift,
coztic, yellow,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

El Huipil Amarillo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 506v, 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).

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