Xochyaotl (MH746v)

Xochyaotl (MH746v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Xochyaotl (perhaps “Flowery Warrior,” or possibly Xochayotl, “Flowery-Turtle”) is attested here as a man’s name. It shows either a turtle shell or a war shield in a horizontal, oval shape with a white border and a mesh pattern in the middle. Above the shield (typically standing for yaotl, enemy or combatant) is a flower (xochitl) with three visible petals and a tripartite sepal base.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
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): 

escudos, rodelas, enemigos, combatientes, guerreros, tortugas, flores, nombres de hombres

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

Guerrero Florido

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 746v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=571&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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