Tonal (MH784v)

Tonal (MH784v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tonal (“Sun," "Day," or "Solar Animating Force,” attested here as a man’s name). The glyph looks something like a flower with eight petals radiating out from a small circle at the center. This sign resembles some sun signs and some stars.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

gaspar thonal

Gloss Normalization: 

Gaspar Tonal

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


nombres de hombres, sol, día, energía solar, estrellas, soles, flores

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

tonal(li), sun, day, animating force,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

El Sol, o Una Fuerza Animadora Persona

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 784v, 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: