Teocal (MH836r)

Teocal (MH836r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Teocal ("Temple," attested here as a man's name) shows a frontal view of a pre-contact style temple with four steps leading up to a building (calli) with an open doorway and a thatched roof. The entry way has a horizontal lintel and one upright beam on either side. The base of the upright beams are painted black.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Note how the teocalli compares to the teopan in the examples below. The two words have essentially the same meaning, but the teocalli more often has a building at the top of the stepped pyramid.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo teocal

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Teocal

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


temples, stepped pyramids, religious structures, religious buildings, architecture, thatch, edificios, arquitectura, nombres de hombres

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 836r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=403&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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: