Teonolxochitl (MH744v)

Teonolxochitl (MH744v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Teonolxochitl (perhaps “Divine Folded Flower”) is attested here as a woman’s name. It shows a frontal view of a white, upright flower (xochitl) with five visible petals and a three-part sepal base. Below the flower is a horizontal, striped stone (tetl) with some shading and the usual curling ends. The stone serves as the phonetic Teo- start to the name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

If the -nol- element does not come from the indicated verb that refers to being bent or folded, this compound might really have meant Teonochxochitl, which is a glyph for a personal name that is found on folio 722 recto of this same manuscript. Below are two examples of a similar but shorter name, Teoxoch, which might also be a divine flower. In one case, the stone is also used for Teo-. In the other, a face provides the Teo- element.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

flowers, stones, flores, piedras, nombrs de mujeres

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

posiblemente, Flor Divina Doblada

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 744v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=567&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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