Tecalco (Mdz42r)

Tecalco (Mdz42r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Tecalco includes representations of stone [tetl in the shape of a house or building (calli). The house or building is shown in profile facing to the viewer's right. It is largely made of stone, which is shown as alternating purple and terracotta colored wavy lines with curling outcroppings in three places along the perimeter, including the horizontal foundation stone. The T-shaped wooden beams, a terracotta-orange color, line the entryway to the house. The locative suffix (-co) is not shown visually, but perhaps the building provides a semantic locative.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

tecalco. puo

Gloss Normalization: 

Tecalco, pueblo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

stones, piedras, buildings, houses, edificios, casas

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 42 recto, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 94 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).