Tlacochin (MH651r)

Tlacochin (MH651r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tlacochin is attested here as a man's name. It shows two vertical projectiles (tlacochtli, such as arrows, spears, or javelins). These are shorter and thicker than most, and their points are very black.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


flechas, dardas, plumas, nombres de hombres

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

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

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Flecha, o Darda

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 651r, 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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