Texochimati (MH537r)

Texochimati (MH537r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Texochimati (“He Knows Someone's Flowers,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of a quincunx-shaped flower with a small circle at the center, four petals, the points of what may be four leaves, and one much larger leaf below.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The shape of this flower stands out with its quincunx shape. Many other flowers have a tripartite division in the petals, among other variations. See below for a few four-petalled flowers.

The mati (to know) part of this name suggests that a special type of knowledge or wisdom comes into play in the translation of this name.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Texochimati

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


flowers, flores, conocimiento, knowledge, education

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Image Source: 
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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