Xochiahuilli (MH650r)

Xochiahuilli (MH650r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful compound glyph for the personal name Xochiahuilli ("Flower Play," attested here as pertaining to a man) shows a green sprig with four red or pink flowers (xochitl). Three are actually buds and one is open. Below the flowers is a swirling cascade of turquoise blue water (atl) with lines of current (movement) going down the streams and shells and droplets at the bottom. The atl seems to have a phonetic role for the start of the "ahuilli" part of the name, although some translations of the name Xochiahuilli refer to watering flowers or scattering them.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

luis xochi ahuili

Gloss Normalization: 

Luis Xochiahuilli

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

plantas, flores, agua, nombres de hombres

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

Xochiahuilli, personal name referring to watering or scattering flowers, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/xochiahuilli
xochi(tl), flower(s), https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/xochitl
ahuil(li), play or frivolity, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/ahuilli

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

El Acto de Regar Flores

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 650r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=382&st=image

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: