Teoxoch (MH492r)

Teoxoch (MH492r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name of a woman, Agata Teoxoch, shows two elements. One is a stone (tetl), which provides the starting sound (Te-) for Teo-, and the other is an upright flower (xochitl), which provides the second part of the name. The stone has curling ends and diagonal lines. The flower has three visible petals and two protruding filaments with small circles at the top, presumably representing anthers.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

It is clear from the other example of the woman's name Teoxoch (below), that the gloss on this one is not in error. The stone is here to play a phonetic role. Glyphs for teo- [short for teotl) are known in other codices, but the use of te- for teo- in the Matrícula de Huexotzinco deserves to be tracked. This may be a prominent phonetic syllable worthy of note. It is also interesting that no effort to visualize teotl appears in this compound, whereas a face appears in the other compound, below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

agatha teoxoch

Gloss Normalization: 

Ágatha Teoxoch (or Ágata Teoxoch)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

flowers, flores, stones, rocks, piedras, names, nombres, women, mujeres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

La Flor Divina(?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 492r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=63&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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