Xotlami (MH535v)

Xotlami (MH535v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Xotlami (“Flower-Perishes,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of a flower (xochitl)] with three obvious petals and a tripartite sepal with a short stem. Underneath the flower is the partial head of a ferocious animal looking to the viewer's right. Its mouth is open and its teeth are protruding.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The implication seems to be that the animal is a threat to the flower, but what the name really means is unclear.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

petro. xotlami

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Xotlami

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

Shapes and Perspectives: 

flores, flowers, perish, perecer, terminar, animal feroz

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


Image Source: 
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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