Tlaocol (MH483v)

Tlaocol (MH483v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tlaocol shows a man's face in profile, facing to the viewer's right. He has short dark hair below his ears, and bangs above his face. His eye is open. He has two tears running down his cheek.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The noun tlaocolli means sadness. The verb tlaoco is to be sad. So, this glyph refers to a sad person (with tlaocol serving as an adjective?), and his tears support this reading. The context image shows that the man with this name was baptized, "Diego," resulting in a two-part name, Diego Tlaocol.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 

sad, triste, nombres, names

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Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 483v, 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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