Ocotlapanqui (MH508v)

Ocotlapanqui (MH508v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Ocotlapanqui involves a horizontal piece of wood, apparently torch pine (ocotl) with lines across it suggesting multiple chops or cuts (with cut-up wood being tlapanqui). Above the piece of wood is a traditional Nahua axe or hatchet in a profile view (facing toward the viewer's right) with a curving wooden handle and a triangular blade (possibly copper or another metal that was introduced by Europeans) attached to the wood perhaps with sinew or a leather thong.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This could be a reference to an occupation, not just a name, if the man was associated with this activity in his work. On folio 785 verso of the Matrícula de Huexotzinco one will find the occupation ocotlapanqui, with a black oval object serving as the glyph. It has the look of perhaps black pitch or resin from the ocotl tree--?

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Tomás Ocotlapanqui

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): 

torch pine, pinos, antorchas, hachas, madera, leña

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

el ocote cortado

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 508v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=96&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).

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