Xilotepec (TR26r)

Xilotepec (TR26r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Xilotepec has two main elements. One is a white maize plant (probably left natural because of the green colorant behind it) with a red corn cob (xilotl) with yellow silk. The plant also has a curving yellow tassel. Behind the plant is an upright, bell-shaped, mottled green hill or mountain (tepetl), or -tepec, if the mountain serves as a semantic indicator for the locative suffix -c]. The hill has curly, rocky outcroppings on its slopes. Near its base is a white horizontal band. The full effect of the name may be something like, "On the Hill of Tender Corn Cobs."

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Xilotepetl (or better, Xilotepec)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood and Stephanie Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

maize, corn, maíz, tierno, tender, green, plantas, plantas, agricultura

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

En el Cerro del Maíz Tierno

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 26 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f77.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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