Tepohualxoch (MH652v)

Tepohualxoch (MH652v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tepohualxoch (perhaps "Census Flower") is attested here as a woman's name. It has a dark, heart-shaped base, roots below that, and an explosion of petals above.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The name of this flower (tepohualxochitl) is somewhat reminiscent of the name for the marigold (cempohualxochitl), which also has a large number of petals. Does the word for census hint at a large number?

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

leonor tepuvalxo..

Gloss Normalization: 

Leonor Tepohualxoch

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

flores, censos, contar, muchos, pétalos, nombres de mujeres

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

tepohual(li), a census, or register, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tepohualli
tepohualama(tl), a document recording demography, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tepohualamatl

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Matrícula de Flores

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 652v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=387&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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