Tonal (MH658r)

Tonal (MH658r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tonal ("Day," "Sun," or "Solar Animating Force") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a frontal view of a sun in the European style of an anthropomorphic face and pointy rays emanating out from the face. Above the sun is a flower (making the glyph compound), but it does not play an obvious role in this name if the gloss is reliable. It could be that Xochitonal was meant, as this is a popular name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

po.tonal

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tonal

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

1560

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Other Cultural Influences: 
Keywords: 

soles, caras, flores, rayos, tonal, flor

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

Sol

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 658r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=396&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).

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