Xochipepena (MH626r)

Xochipepena (MH626r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Xochipepena ("Chooses Flowers") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a flower (xochitl) with three petals and two anthers. A (right) hand is picking (choosing or gathering, pepena) the flower at its sepal.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The term pepena has work associations relating to harvesting and gleaning. It also applies to elections (choosing a leader). See our Online Nahuatl Dictionary for examples of the term's usage.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Xochipepena

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

flowers, recolectar, recoger flores, escoger flores, manos, hands

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

Recolector de Flores

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 626r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=334st=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).

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