Ixtococ (MH485v)

Ixtococ (MH485v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for Ixtococ ("Was Coveted," attested here as a man's name) shows an eye (ixtli)] that is open and looking to the viewer's right. The eyebrow and the lower eyelashes are significant elements, along with the eye. This eye is a phonetic indicator for the verb ixtoca in the passive and past tense.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Might it be possible that the tlacuilo's emphasis on the hair around the eye could be there to help the reader arrive at the "oc" that is added to the word eye, given that ixtocmiyo can refer to these hairs, as shown in the Gran Diccionario Náhuatl?

Besides eye, ixtli can refer to the face and countenance, as explained in the Online Nahuatl Dictionary.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pe[ri]do ystococ

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Ixtococ

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

eyelashes, pestañas, eyebrows, cejas, eyes, ojos

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 485v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=45&st=image.

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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