Xochitlahuilan (MH659r)

Xochitlahuilan (MH659r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Xochitlahuilan (“Dragged Flower”) shows an upright flower with three visible petals, two stamen with small white balls at the tips, three vertical lines on the lower part of the flower and a base enclosing the bottoms of the petals. Attached to the flower is a rope or cord, which gives the impression that the flower would have been dragged by it (recalling the verb, tlahuilana). Someone’s right hand (and part of the forearm attached to the hand) is grabbing onto the twisted rope.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā xochitlavillā

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Xochitlahuilan

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

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

flores, arrastrar, sogas, manos, nombres de hombres

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

Flor Arrastrada

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 659r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=398&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).

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