Tozpanoc (MH736v)

Tozpanoc (MH736v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name (“Parrot Crossed Over”) is attested here as a man’s name. It shows a feather on an angle, presumably from the toztli (parrot). The feather is crossing over (from the verb, pano) some water (atl). The water here flows horizontally between two black lines. In the middle, the water apparently swirls, although the feather covers up most of the swirl.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


plumas, papagayo, perico, agua, cruzar, nombres de hombres

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

Papagayo Que Cruzó

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 736v, 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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