Zaincocol (MH736r)

Zaincocol (MH736r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name, Zaincocol or Za Incocol (perhaps “Just Their Pain”), is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph shows the lower half of a human body, from the waist down. It may have a loin cloth belt that is visible, but otherwise, the body and the feet are bare. It remains to be seen whether this glyph conveys any part of the interpretation that derives from the gloss. Perhaps the legs have pain.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The -cocol part of the name is perceived here to relate to pain or a quarrel, drawing from glyphs below that are for the name Cocol and show someone’s hair being pulled (often a part of the act of taking a captive in war). But other cocol glyphs show things that curve or wavy lines. The compound Cihuaitzincocol may need a new interpretation if the -cocol here or in that other glyph has a meaning that has been overlooked here.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

pelear, argumento, dolor, posesivo, nalgas, piernas, nombres de hombres

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

za, just or merely,
in- (third person plural possessive prefix), their,
cocol(li), quarrel, anger, or pain,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Solo Su Dolor

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 736r, World Digital Library,

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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