Ohua (MH564r)

Ohua (MH564r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ohua (“Green Maize Stalk,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of a maize plant that is producing corn cobs, and one of the cobs has silk. The plant curves or bends at the top, leaning toward the viewer's right. It has many leaves.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Maize is the primary staple of the Mexican diet and the key product of rural agriculture. Perhaps the name emphasizes the essence of life, and as such it seemed a good name for a baby.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

martin ovā

Gloss Normalization: 

Martín Ohua

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


maize, corn, maíz, plants, plantas verdes

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

La Planta Verde de Maíz

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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: