Onenepanco (MH613v)

Onenepanco (MH613v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Onenepanco ("At the Intersection of Roads") shows two glyphs for roads (otli, providing the start to the place name, O-) that come together in a V-shape (nenepanoa, to intersect, providing the second part of the place name. These roads sit atop a building in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. It has T-shaped red beams and an adobe brick foundation. This could be a semantic representation of a place, with -co being the locative suffix that says "in" or "at". The gloss informs the reader that this is a barrio (of Huejotzingo). The reduplication in the term nenepanoa relates to the fact that there are two parts coming together. Nepan also gives the sense of two things interrelated.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Onenepanco, barrio

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


crossroads, encrucijada de caminos, barrios, arquitectura, tecnología

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

Donde Los Caminos Se Cruzan

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 613v, 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).

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