Xopanteotl (MH771r)

Xopanteotl (MH771r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Xopanteotl (perhaps "Spring-Time Divine Force") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a stone (tetl), which is a phonetic indicator for teotl (a divine or sacred force). The stone has curling ends and a diagonal stripe across the middle. Above the stone is apparently a new little plant, with perhaps four leaves and a spiraling stem (something like a fern fiddlehead, possibly), which is likely a reference to new growth and therefore xopan-, referring to the rainy season.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juo xopateotl

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Xopanteotl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

agricultura, temporada verde, plantas, fuerzas divinas, piedras, nombres de hombres, nombres de deidades

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

xopan, in the rainy season or green time, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/xopan
teo(tl), sacred or divine force, divinity, deity, God, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/teotl

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Fuerza Divina de Crecimiento Agrícola

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 771r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=616&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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