Nacxich (MH660v)

Nacxich (MH660v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line glyph of the simplex glyph for the personal name Nacxich (“Walker”) is attested as a man’s name. It seems to be a religious name, another name for Quetzalcoatl, that could be taken by an average person. The glyph points to the foot (icxitl) of the traveler. The other elements (Na- and -ch) in the name are unclear.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo. nac xich.

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Nacxich

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

deidades, divine forces, feet, pies, caminar, viajar, nombres de hombres

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

Nacxitl, another name for Quetzalcoatl; or a walker or traveler,
icxi(tl), foot (perhaps also the ankle and shin),

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 660v, 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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