Xochiten (MH627v)

Xochiten (MH627v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Xochiten ("Rosy Lipped" or "Eloquent") is attested here as a man's name. The compound features an extra man's head, in profile view, facing toward the viewer's right. The stem of a flower attaches to his lower lip. The flower is somewhat horizontal and then rising up.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The translation for Xochiten seems to come best from the translation of the word Xochitenqui, although it can mean someone with red, rosy, flowery, pretty lips or someone who is eloquent. For studies of gender attributes, it is interesting that such a name is given to a man--of course, not that there is any reason that it should be associated with women, but some people in Western culture might think so.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Xochiten

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

mouths, bocas, lips, labios, appearance, apariencia, flowers, flores

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

Flor-Boca o Flor-Labios

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 627v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=337st=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: