Xochitlatzacuil (MH501r)

Xochitlatzacuil (MH501r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Xochitlatzacuil (“Something Pasted with Flowers,” attested here as a man’s name) shows two vertical rows of three tripartite flowers connected by two horizontal straight lines. There is something of a symmetry in the presentation of the flowers.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The gloss clearly has a "q" in place of the "c" in the word tlatzacuilli, and this could mean that we are completely misreading the intent of the glyph. Another definition for tlatzacuilli, door, has been seen with a "q" (in Arenas, 1611, cited by the Gran Diccionario Náhuatl). But this image here does not suggest a door.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Xochitlatzaquil

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

flowers, flores, glued, pasted, engrudadas

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

Algo Lleno de Flores

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 501r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=81&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: