Atonal (MH785r)

Atonal (MH785r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Atonal is attested here as a man's name. The glyph provides what looks like a flower inside a box for the -tonal (tonalli, sun, day, solar energizing force) part of the name. The "A-" start to the name comes from the water (atl), which comes down in two streams from the boxed sun or day sign. Each stream ends with a circle with a dot in the middle, perhaps a water droplet that doubles as a jade bead. Each stream also contains black lines that suggest current (movement).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

po anthonal

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Atonal

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

nombres de hombres, nombres de personas famosas, agua, día, sol, energía solar, gobernante Mixteco

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

Brillo de Agua (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 785r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: