Moxochipoloa (MH833r)

Moxochipoloa (MH833r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Moxochipoloa (perhaps "Indulges Himself with Sweets") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a four-petaled flower (xochitl) and a hand reaching for it. This may be a grasping hand such as represents the "hua" phonetic syllable. If so, it is calling to the fore the -oa ending on this name. If the translation is incorrect, and the translation must refer to the destruction of flowers, then perhaps the hand represents a threat.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo moxochipolova

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Moxochipoloa (or Moxhochipolohua)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


flores, manos, indulgencia en dulces, reflexivo, nombres de hombres

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

Se Golosinea

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 833r, 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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