Ce Quiyahuitl (FCbk4f28v)

Ce Quiyahuitl (FCbk4f28v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph plus notation for Ce Quiyahuitl (One-Rain or 1-Rain) comes from the Florentine Codex. The number one is a small circle painted red that appears in the top of a square that has a border on all sides. Below the number one are some swirling clouds that have three-dimensionality. Short streams of water with droplets on the end of each one are falling down from the clouds. The staggering of these raindrops at different heights provides a type of visual movement, too, as though they are falling through the air. The clouds and rain are black line drawings with no added color other than some gray shading.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

One Rain was a date in the tonalpohualli, 260-day divinatory calendar. Glyphs involving dates are often boxed.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

ce quiauitl

Gloss Normalization: 

ce quiyahuitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


tonalpohualli, días, fechas, calendarios, números, lluvia

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

Uno Lluvia, o 1-Lluvia

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source, Rights: 

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