Ocuillan (TR37r)

Ocuillan (TR37r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Ocuillan ("Near the Worms") shows a frontal view of a bell-shaped hill or mountain (tepetl), which serves as a semantic locative, given that the locative suffix -lan is not otherwise shown. The hill has six rocky outcroppings, which, if tepetl were part of the reading, would provide the phonetic indication that tepetl starts with te- from tetl. On the front surface of the hill are nine worms (ocuilin), some pink and some terracotta in color. The worms have relatively large heads with little faces, and their bodies are undulating. They appear to be in motion.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

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Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

worms, gusanos

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

Cerca de los Gusanos

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

The Codex Telleriano-Remensis is hosted on line by the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f99.item. We have taken this detail shot from the indicated folio.

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is not copyright protected, but please cite Gallica, the digital library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France or cite this Visual Lexicon of Aztec Hieroglyphs, ed. Stephanie Wood (Eugene, Ore.: Wired Humanities Projects, 2020–present).