Ocoxoch (MH644r)

Ocoxoch (MH644r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ocoxoch ("Fatwood Pine Flower," attested here as a woman's name) shows swirling plant parts with a small, upright bud or cone.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

According to Western science, pine trees do not flower; they have gymnosperms. But perhaps the species of longleaf pines that produce fatwood does flower. The flower or gymnosperm does stand up as we see in this glyph.

Many think of Xochitl as a quintessential Nahua woman's name, but xochitl if more often found in compound names, many of them ending in -xoch, referring to specific flowers. See a few or the many examples, below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

cecillia ocoxoch

Gloss Normalization: 

Cecilia Ocoxoch

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


madera, ocote, flores, nombres de mujeres

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

Flor de Ocote

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: