tochtli (MH485r)

tochtli (MH485r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black line drawing of the simplex noun for a rabbit (tochtli) doubles as a personal name, Tochtli. This rabbit is shown only as a head, in profile looking to the viewer's right. Its ears are long and tilted back. Its coat is textured. Its eye is open.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Tochtli was a popular name for Nahua men. It was a calendrical day sign and year sign. This rabbit may have its mouth slightly open and perhaps a tooth visible, but it is not clear. Unlike this example from the Matrícula de Huexotzinco, most rabbits in the Codex Mendoza have protruding fangs.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

perido tochtli

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tochtli

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla


rabbits, conejos, xiuhpohualli, año, turquesa, xihuitl

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 485r, 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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