Neocoltzin (MH643r)

Neocoltzin (MH643r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black and white glyph for the personal name Neocoltzin (attested here as a man’s name) shows a horizontal black bean (etl), which seems to play a phonetic role to bring for the “Ne-” start to the name. To the right of the bean is an S-shaped, curving sign (colli) that seems to provide the -col- part of the name. The reverential suffix (-tzin) is not shown visually, and this is also true of the first "o" in the name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This reverential is uncommon among the names of the humble tribute payers who make up the bulk of this census, which raises the question as to whether this person had an unusual social status, or perhaps the name was taken from an illustrious ancestor.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

poe neocoltzin

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Neocoltzin

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

frijoles, cosa torcida, venerado, persona famosa?

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

ne-, reflexive indefinite prefix, impersonal of “mo” reflexive; I (first person singular); or, each other, mutually,
e(tl), bean,
col(li), a bent or twisted thing,
-tzin (reverential suffix),

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 643r, 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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