Ome Tochtli (FCbk4f9r)

Ome Tochtli (FCbk4f9r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful painting of a simplex glyph-plus-notation has as its focus the date Ome Tochtli ("Two Rabbit," or 2-Rabbit), in the religious divinatory calendar called the tonalpohualli. The glyph is the head of a rabbit (tochtli) in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Its visible eye is open, and its teeth protrude. Its coat is a mottled gray, with the exception that the inside of the ear is white. Above and to the right of the rabbit's head are two small circles painted orange. This is the notation for the number two (ome). This date is boxed in, which is not unusual, even if the box has the shared purpose of setting off the images from the alphabetic text (as can be seen in the contextualizing image).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

vme tochtli.

Gloss Normalization: 

ome tochtli

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


tonalpohualli, días, fechas, calendarios, conejos,, animales

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

Dos Conejo, o 2-Conejo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source, Rights: 

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Historical Contextualizing Image: