Tlacopan (MH602v)

Tlacopan (MH602v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlacopan (“At Place of the Sticks"). It is attested here as a man’s name, and it shows a flag or banner (panitl) with thirteen short black lines coming off of it, seemingly meant to recall sticks (tlacotl) for making arrows. The banner, which has a phonetic role, flies to the viewer's right. It is a rectangle on a vertical stick of wood.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This seemingly personal name could also be a place name (the predecessor to the name Tacuba). Perhaps this person was from Tlacopan. Normally, if this were the case, however, the name or ethnic designation would be Tlacopanecatl.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

franco tlacopā

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Tlacopan

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

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

flags, banners, banderas, sticks, palos, ramitas, twigs

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

tlaco(tl), sticks from scrub bushes, useful for making arrows,
pan(itl), flag or banner,
-pan (locative suffix), in, on, at,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

En Las Ramitas, o En La Mitad, o En Medio (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 602v, 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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