Ocotlan (MH602r)

Ocotlan (MH602r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ocotlan (“[Person from?] Ocotlan,” attested here as a man’s name or place of origin) shows a frontal view of an ocote tree with three pine cones and lots of pine needles.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This glyph and its gloss do not fit the pattern for personal name glyphs and glosses; this one seems more like a place name. But perhaps Ocotleco (someone from Ocotlan) was intended.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie WoodS

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juan ōcotlā

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Ocotlan

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 

fatwood, torch pine, pinoo, piñas

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

Pino (u Ocote)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 602r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=283&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: