Ometoch (MH642v)

Ometoch (MH642v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph plus notation for the personal name Ometoch ("Two-Rabbit" or "2-Rabbit," attested here as a man's name) shows the head of a rabbit (tochtli) in profile, looking toward the viewer's right). The rabbit's eye is wide open, and its hair is textured or mottled. Its front teeth protrude and are very prominent. Connecting by a line to these teeth are two vertical lines that provide the notation of two (ome).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Two-Rabbit is a calendrical name taken from the 260-day divinatory calendar called the tonalpohualli. The use of such names was in flux in the colonial context, but this one is traditional. Ometochtli has associations with divine forces linked to octli (pulque, a mildly alcoholic beverage).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

alunso. ometoch

Gloss Normalization: 

Alonso Ometoch

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


calendarios, días, fechas, animales, conejos, deidades, nombres de hombres

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: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 642v, World Digital Library,

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: