Tonal (MH882r)

Tonal (MH882r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tonal ("Sun" or "Energizing Solar Force," attested here as a man's name) shows an anthropomorphized sun. It has a human face in a circle and short lines representing shine emanating from around the circle.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

calisto tonal

Gloss Normalization: 

Calisto Tonal (also spelled Calixto 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


sun, sol, day, día, fuerza personal, energía, rays, rayos, brillar, luminosidad, lustre, fulgor, nombres de hombres

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 Personal

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 882r, 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: