Icnoxochitl (TV4r)

Icnoxochitl (TV4r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Icnoxochitl (“Humble Flower,” attested here as a man’s name) shows an upright flower {xochitl) with a teary eye below it (suggesting humility or sadness, icno-). The flower is a rounded tripartite shape. The eye is a leaf shape in a European style. The tears coming down from the eye are two short streams of water, one ending in a turbinate shell and one ending in a droplet or bead. Each streaming tear has a line of current in the middle (showing movement).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Glyphs that involve the element "icno" (humble, sad) very often involve tears, See below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

franco ycnoxochitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Icnoxochitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Other Cultural Influences: 

humilde, triste, flores

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

Humilde-Flor, o Triste-Flor

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

El Libro de los Tributos de San Pablo Teocaltitlan, also known as the Codex Valeriano and Manuscrit Mexicain 376, is hosted by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, published on line in the digital resource, Gallica, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8455947h/f15.item.r=Libro%20de%20...

Image Source, Rights: 

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