Xochicuauh (Verg10r)

Xochicuauh (Verg10r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-and-white drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Xochicuauh ("Flower-Tree," attested here as a man's name), shows a frontal view of a plant with two flowers (xochitl) on stems to the left and two stems on the right that have amaranth (huauhtli) blossoms. The amaranth may be literal, or the huauhtli may be a phonetic complement for the -cuauh part of the name (intending cuahuitl, tree, or cuauhtli, eagle). See below for an example of huauhtli providing the phonetic -huauh in the name Tecihuauh.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Visuals of huauhtli can also serve as the phonetic syllable -hua. But, if that were the case here, the gloss would be something more like Xochhua. See below for examples of Xochhua.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

damiā. xochicuauh

Gloss Normalization: 

Damián Xochicuauh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

near Tepetlaoztoc, Tetzcoco

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

flowers, flores, amaranth, amaranto, trees, árboles, wood, madera, eagles, águilas

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

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