Ocomani (MH529v)

Ocomani (MH529v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ocomani (“Like a Pine Torch,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of two upright pine cones on short branches that join at their base. Many short black lines suggest pine needles. The cones have a mesh texturing.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The pine cones in this glyph and in others appear to be a diagnostic of the iconography of the ocotl, although they are not required (see below). Ocote, as it is called in contemporary Mexican Spanish, is a fatwood used for torches, as it burns very easily.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

ypolido ocoman

Gloss Normalization: 

Hipólito Ocoman[i]

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


ocote, torches, antorchas, pines, pinos, fuegos, leña, fatwood

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

El Ocote Se Extiende

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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: