Ocotitlan (MH594r)

Ocotitlan (MH594r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Ocotitlan (“Near the Torch Pines,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a vertical pine tree with a leader and four branches. At the tip of each branch and sometimes lower on the branches are circular white shapes. Otherwise, the branches are covered with pone needles. This tree is sitting on the upper beam of a doorway leading into a house or building [cal(li which provides a semantic locative for the suffix -titlan. The building is shown in a frontal view which is s positioning that increased over the Spanish colonial period.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The torch pine [ocotl is saturated with sap. The kindling from these trees makes excellent kindling. The branches also serve well for torches.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

ocutitlā barrio

Gloss Normalization: 

Ocotitlan, barrio

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

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

fatwood, pine torch wood, ocotes, barrio, lugar

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

Cerca de los Ocotes

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).

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