Teocholco (CQ)

Teocholco (CQ)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound place name for Teocholco (seemingly part of Tochtepec or near it), is only shown as a rectangular parcel, probably a milli, given how much it looks like other parcels on this manuscript that have a "milpa" label. The Tochtepec compound glyph is published here as a separate compound hieroglyph.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

In the sixteenth-century, it is not uncommon for agricultural parcels to have Nahuatl toponyms. We believe Teocholco is a name for the rectangle on the left of Tochtepec. Teocholco seems to have a root word "teocholli," which can refer to a pile of rocks or a boulder, and these could easily influence the name of a toponym or a parcel of property, which could have had boundary markers.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Teocholco Tochtepec

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

covers ruling men and women of Tecamachalco through 1593

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

southern Puebla state

Semantic Categories: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Other Cultural Influences: 

place, lugar, name, nombre, stones, piedras, rabbit, el conejo, hills, cerros, mountains, montañas

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

teochol(li), a pile of rocks or a boulder, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/teocholli

Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

Teocholco Tochtepec “Among the Stone Fences on Rabbit Hill.” Matthew T. McDavitt, “Placenames in the Codex Quetzalecatzin,” unpublished essay shared 2-21-2018.

Image Source: 

The Codex Quetzalecatzin, aka Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec, Codex Ehecatepec-Huitziltepec, or Charles Ratton Codex. Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017590521/

Image Source, Rights: 

The Library of Congress, current custodian of this pictorial Mexican manuscript, hosts a digital version online. It is not copyright protected.

Historical Contextualizing Image: