Xoxotl (MH785r)

Xoxotl (MH785r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Xoxotl (perhaps "Forest" or "Garden") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a frontal view of two side-by-side four-petaled flowers (xochitl) with small circles at their centers. A short line (visual ligature) connects them at about mid-height. The two flowers appears to have a phonetic role, providing the Xoxo- start to the name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Xoxoctic is a color that encompasses both blue and green. The xoxo- part of this name may be green, in this case, if it refers to a forest.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

dio xoxotl

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Xoxitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


nombres de hombres, verde, arboleda, árboles, flores, jardín

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 785r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=644&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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: