Xochiyetlan (Mdz12r)

Xochiyetlan (Mdz12r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Xochiyetlan has two principal elements, a flower (xochitl) and a horizontal incense stick (iyetl), also seen in this collection as acayetl. The flower has a green stem, white petals, and two short red stems protruding from the petals, each one with a small round yellow ball at the end.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The flower here is much like the one on folio 27 recto of the Codex Mendoza. Some other flowers are more elaborate. (See below, right.) The noun for incense, perfume, or tobacco does have the iy- or ii- start to it, while still retaining the absolutive. So, the extra "i" is not a possessive pronoun on the word.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

xochiyetla. puo

Gloss Normalization: 

Xochiyetlan, pueblo (or Xochiiyetlan?)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, or by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

flowers, flores, perfumes, inciensos

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

xoch(itl), flower, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/xochitl
iye(tl), incense, perfume, or tobacco, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/iyetl
acaye(tl), a reed dipped or filled with aromatic substances, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/acayetl
-tlan (locative suffix), among, between, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tlan

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 12 recto, https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/2fea788e-2aa2-4f08-b6d9-648c00..., image 34 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).