Itzteyocan (Mdz17v)

Itzteyocan (Mdz17v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black, purple, and orange drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Itzteyocan.

Added Analysis: 

This compound glyph for the place name Itzteyocan includes an obsidian blade (itztli) and, below that, a stone (tetl). Unlike some other representations of obsidian blades, this one has a large piece of obsidian at its base. The locative suffix (-can) is not shown visually.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, or by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

blades, knives, stones, rocks, monoliths, piedras, rocas, monolitos

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

itz(tli), obsidian blade,
, stone or rock,
-yo(tl), having that characteristic or quality/inalienable possession,
-can (locative suffix),

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 17 verso,, image 45 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).