Tlaxich (MH732v)

Tlaxich (MH732v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name, Tlaxich (perhaps "Crossbow Arrow"), is attested here as a man's name. It may represent crossbow arrow or spear point (tlaxichtli), facing downward. This point looks something more like a thorn, although it does not have the diagnostic elements of most examples of huiztli. It has two segments at the top, and a long point at the bottom, pointing downward. The crossbow arrow tip, as it appears in most examples of glyphs for the personal name, Tlaxich, in this collection, is noted for its barbs, although this example here does not have barbs. In two cases (see below) the barbs are painted red.

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, puntas, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

posiblemente, Flecha de Ballesta o Passador de Ballesta

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 732v, 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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