Ocelotl (MH644r)

Ocelotl (MH644r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Ocelotl ("Jaguar," attested here as a man's name) shows the head of a jaguar in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. Its eye and mouth are open, and its coat is spotted.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Some tlacuilos give this animal a long, protruding tongue and visible, sharp teeth. See below for comparisons.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juo ocelutl

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Ocelotl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


calendarios, días, fechas, animales, jaguares, nombres de hombres

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 644r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=370&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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: