Calton (MH504r)

Calton (MH504r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Calton ("Little House," attested here as a man's name) shows a profile view of a typical calli (house, building), facing toward the viewer's right. It has the T-shaped beams at the entryway and the extended platform in the entryway. While the name implies that the house is small [-ton(tli)] it seems a normal size. Calli is both a day sign and a year sign, so a baby given this name was probably born under the calli day sign..

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Calton

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


xiuhpohualli, año, turquesa, xihuitl

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

cal(li), house or building,
-ton(tli) (diminutive suffix), small,

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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