Tocentlayecol (MH833v)

Tocentlayecol (MH833v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tocentlayecol (perhaps "The Conclusion of Our Project") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a dried cob of corn (cintli, which is also spelled centli), unwrapped, but with the silk still at the top. This one element seems to provide the phonetic indication for the entire name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The cintli (or centli) is nearly always unwrapped compared to the xilotl (the fresh ear of corn), which can be unwrapped or not.

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

maíz, posesivo, proyecto, nombres de hombres

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

cin(tli), dried ears of maize or corn,
cen-, entirely,
to-, first person plural possessive,
tlayecoliztli, the conclusion of a project,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 833r, 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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