Tlachinol (MH774r)

Tlachinol (MH774r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tlachinol ("Something Burned") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows what appears to be an agricultural stick (huictli) pointed into the ground, with black and red flames (tletl) coming up around it. The suggestion seems to be the burning of an agricultural field (tlachinolli).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo tlachinol

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tlachinol

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


quemado, chamuscado, fuego, humo, rojo, nombres de hombres

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

tlachinol(li), something burned or scorched earth,

Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

James Lockhart (The Nahuas, 1992, 120) refers to the name Yaotlachinol, witnessed in a census from the Cuernavaca region (1535–45), calling it as "The Scorching of War."

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Algo Quemado

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 774r, World Digital Library,

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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