Xocuicuitla (MH569v)

Xocuicuitla (MH569v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Xocuicuitla (“Foot [in] Excrement,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a human foot in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. The foot has shading along the bottom edge, giving it a three-dimensionality. What may be the bottom of a pant leg appears above the foot (although long pants were rare for Indigenous men). Underneath the foot are about seven small round shapes that are apparently there to convey the idea of excrement.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

caca, mierda, pisar, pie, step, stand, waste, excrement, excretions, excreción, excreciones, pantalones, trousers

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

Pisar en Mierda (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 569v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=218&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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