Tlacochin (MH490v)

Tlacochin (MH490v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tlacochin (here, attested as a man's name) shows a vertical projectile, such as an arrow or a spear. It is segmented as though it is made of cane (carrizo, in Spanish). It is also decorated with a wing feather, something in the manner of the arrow called mitl.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Glyphs for the tlacochtli (and the related personal name, Tlacochin) vary considerably. See some more examples, below.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

antonio tlacochin

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Tlacochin

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán

Shapes and Perspectives: 

arrows, spears, javelins, flechas, lanzas, jabalinas

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

tlacoch(tli)), a projectile, such as an arrow or spear,
Tlacochin, a famous person's name,
tlacochinami(tl), an enclosure,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

La Jabalina

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 490v, 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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