Otlicahuetztoc (MH658r)

Otlicahuetztoc (MH658r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Otlicahuetztoc ("Fallen by the Road") is attested here as a man’s name. It is a man in a 3/4 view, apparently sitting on the ground or on his back next to a road, having fallen down. The fallen body suggests the verb huetzi, and the road (otli) is shown as a vertical rectangle with two alternating foot prints (suggesting movement).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The three-quarter view suggests European artistic influence. Some glyphs showing naked bodies--without even a loincloth--seem to show European influence, too. Many times they appear to be in vulnerable circumstances, such as this one, or Malteotl (MH832r), Tecuanitzin (MH532r), Cicuil (MH536r), Tlacatoncatl (MH641v), Motzetzelo (MH506v), and Tenapalo (MH551r).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

antoo otlicauetztoc

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Otlicahuetztoc

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

huellas, cuerpo, calles, caminos, caerse, caído, verbos, pretérito, torpe, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

James Lockhart (The Nahuas, 1992, 121) saw this personal name in the censuses of Culhuacan, c. 1580, and translated it as "He Lies Fallen On the Road."

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Caído al Lado del Camino

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 658r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=396&st=image

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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