Tlacochcue (MH633v)

Tlacochcue (MH633v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlacochcue (perhaps "Spear-Skirt", attested here as a woman's name) shows a rectangular skirt (cueitl) with two feet shown below the hem. The feet are shown in profile, facing toward the right, perhaps moving across a landscape. On the skirt are two arrows (tlacochtli) pointing downward.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Magdalena Tlacochcue

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

flechas, guerra, cazar, faldas, ropa, textiles, nombres de mujeres

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

tlacoch(tli), a projectile, such as an arrow or spear,
cue(itl), skirt,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

falda de flechas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 633v, 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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