Tecuichpoch (MH505v)

Tecuichpoch (MH505v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name, Tecuichpoch, is here attested as a man’s name, perhaps surprisingly. It consists of two elements, the diadem worn by a lord and representative of his status (tecuhtli), and an unmarried woman ichpochtli, evidenced by her hair hanging to her shoulders. Married women of sedentary society usually wore their hair twisted up into to points above their foreheads, as seen in other glyphs for women. The Tecu- prefix suggests that she is a lordly maiden. Perhaps a man with this name had a mother who was of the nobility.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

As found in our Online Nahuatl Dictionary (citing Susan Gillespie) he name Tecuichpoch (sometimes spelled Tecuichpo) was also held by Isabel Tecuichpoch, daughter of Motecuhtzoma the younger.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Tecuichpoch

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood and Stephanie Wood

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

maidens, doncellas, nobleza, señoritas

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

La Doncella Noble, o La Señorita Noble(?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 485v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=90&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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