Tlacochin (MH618v)

Tlacochin (MH618v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlacochin is attested here as a man's name. Tlacochin derives from the arrow known as a tlacochtli). This arrow is a slender, vertical shaft with a round object at the top. The lower part, presumably where there would be a point, is not showing. Alongside the shaft are two descending footprints; what they offer to the reading is unclear--perhaps a phonetic complement for the "o" in Tlacochin from otli (road).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

lanza, jabalina, bastón, bajar, huellas de pies

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

tlacoch(tli), a projectile, such as an arrow, spear, or javelin, Tlacochin, a name,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

La Javelina

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 618v, 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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