Tepetzinco (Chav14)

Tepetzinco (Chav14)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the frontal view of a hill or mountain (tepetl) with some three-dimensional shading, surface vegetation, and a Christian cross at the top (perhaps a reason for the reverential, -tzin-, in the place name), is a compound glyph for the place name, Tepetzinco.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The -tzinco ending, however, could refer to a spinoff community. The cross is a Christian cross, but it could have a secular meaning here. Often, Spanish officials introduced crosses to Indigenous communities as part of the marking of territories.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Te Petzingo

Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Other Cultural Influences: 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

Tepetzinco, a place in the midst of the lagoon near Mexico Tenochtitlan, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tepetzinco
tepetl(atl), a brittle volcanic rock, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tepetlatl
-tzinco, locative suffix, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tzinco

Image Source: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco), https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_03246_001/?sp=1

Image Source, Rights: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco) is held by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México. It is published online by the World Digital Library and the Library of Congress, which is “unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection.”