Ichpochin (MH532r)

Ichpochin (MH532r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ichpochin (“Maiden?”--attested here as a man’s name) shows a young woman's head in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. We know she is young because her hair is long and hanging down her back. (In the sedentary central areas, a woman's hair would be twisted up or braided, with the hair ends coming up above her forehead.)

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The term for maiden or young woman is actually "ichpochtli." How ichpochin differs remains a question. As a baby, did his parents see him as girl-like? Did he respond more to the females in his household? Was he imagined to become a girl chaser? Was he intersexed?

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pablo ychpochin

Gloss Normalization: 

Pablo Ichpochin

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

Shapes and Perspectives: 

soltera, doncella, mujer joven, nombres interesantes, unusual names

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

ichpoch(tli), adolescent girl or young woman, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/ichpochtli

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

La Doncella (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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