Xihuallauhtepec (CQ)

Xihuallauhtepec (CQ)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the place name Xihuallauhtepec ("Come This Way On the Hill"?) is primarily a vague glyph for hill or mountain (tepetl), shown in a frontal view. A saguaro cactus grows on the hill, but this does not seem to enter into the place name other than as a semantic indicator of the nature of the landscape.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

After the -tepec locative, the remainder of the place name (not obviously depicted) consists of the verb command, "Come this way" (xihuallauh). The gloss leaves off the -uh ending, so this interpretation is speculative.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Xihuallauhtepec (?)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

covers ruling men and women of Tecamachalco through 1593

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

southern Puebla state

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

places, lugares, hills, mountains, cerros, montañas

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

P[ueblo] Xihuallatepec? “On the Hill of the …?” [maybe type of Pachycereus sp. or Stenocereus sp. cactus?]. Matthew T. McDavitt, “Placenames in the Codex Quetzalecatzin,” unpublished essay shared 2-21-2018.

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

venir en el cerro

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Ofelia Cruz Morales

Image Source: 

The Codex Quetzalecatzin, aka Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec, Codex Ehecatepec-Huitziltepec, or Charles Ratton Codex. Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017590521/

Image Source, Rights: 

The Library of Congress, current custodian of this pictorial Mexican manuscript, hosts a digital version online. It is not copyright protected.

Historical Contextualizing Image: