Pochotla (TR25r)

Pochotla (TR25r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Pochotlan ("By of the Silk Cotton Tree") includes a frontal view of a tree with a burst of blue foliage, a brown trunk, and brown roots in the shape of a claw. Behind the tree is an upright, bell-shaped, green hill or mountain that serves as the semantic indicator for the locative suffix -tlan (place of).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Eloise Quiñones Keber {Codex Telleriano-Remensis, 1995, 203) locates this town as at about the border between the modern states of Puebla and Morelos.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

pocho(tl), a silk cotton tree, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/pochotl
-tlan (locative suffix), by, in, among, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tlan

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Junto al Pochote

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 25 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f75.item.zoom

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