Tecocohua (MH623v)

Tecocohua (MH623v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph that stands for the personal name Tecocohua (also seen as Tecocoa, Tecocoatl, and Tecocohuatl), which means perhaps "Someone Ill" or "Someone in Pain" It shows a lord (tecuhtli) sitting on a stool and facing toward the viewer's right. The lord provides a phonetic indicator for the start of the name Teco-.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Tecocoa

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

hombres nobles, elemento fonético, dolores, sufrimiento, Tecocohua and Tecocohuatl variants

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

tecuh(tli), a lord, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tecuhtli
te- (nonspecific human object prefix), someone, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/te
tecoco, something causing grief, pain, ill feelings, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tecoco
Tecocoa, a person's name, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tecocoa
cocoa, to be in pain or cause someone pain, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/cocoa
Tecocoatl, the name of a famous person of Cuauhtitlan at the time of the Spanish invasion, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tecocoatl

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Él Que Sufre Dolores

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 623v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=328st=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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