Xochhua (Verg10v)

Xochhua (Verg10v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Xochhua (“Flower Possessor,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of an upright flower (xochitl) with three visible petals, a tripartite sepal, and a short stem. Coming down from the flower on the left side is a stream of water (atl) featuring four little splashes, with alternating droplets/beads and turbinate shells at the tips. This "a" vowel sound suggests a phonetic role in the "hua" possessive suffix. To the left of the flower are three volutes, something like speech scrolls, referring to language (nahuatl). Perhaps the "nahuatl" is provided as a phonetic clue for the "hua" suffix, too

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Martín Xochhua

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Tepetlaoztoc, near Tetzcoco

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

flores, poseer, tener

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

Poseedor de Flores

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

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