Tetzmolocan (MH769r)

Tetzmolocan (MH769r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a colorful painting of the compound glyph for the place name Tetzmolocan ("Sprouts of the Oak Tree"). The glyph includes a horizontal stone (tetl), which provides the phonetic start to the place name (Te-). The stone has classic features of being one color at one end (in this case, gray) and another color at the other end (in this case, red), with diagonal lines of alternating colors in the middle. The ends are also curling. Coming up from behind the stone are three sprouts of new growth, with red stems and green leaves. These sprouts are from an oak tree, and they are called tetzmolli, lending their name to the toponym in a logographic way. The locative suffix telling where (-can) is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Santa María Tetzmoloccan

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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): 

topónimos, nombres de lugares, robles, hojas, verde, brotar, topónimos

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

Lugar del Roble Brotado

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 769r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=612&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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