Tzone (MH628v)

Tzone (MH628v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tzone (perhaps "Possessor of Hair" or "Possessor of 400") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a bundle of hair (tzontli) that is tied in the middle. Or perhaps it is a bundle sticks or other things that were counted and bundled when the quantity was as large as 400 (tzontli). The possessive suffix -e is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tzone

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


400, cuatrocientos, números, hair, pelo, cabello, bundle, manojo, tied, atado, nombres de hombres

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

tzon(tli), bundle of hair, sticks, etc., or 400,
-e (possessor suffix),

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Poseedor de un Peinado (o de 400)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 628v, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: