tonalli (MH591v)

tonalli (MH591v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element representing tonalli shows a circular sun with a human face. The circle is formed from short black lines that radiate out, like rays of sun light and warmth. These are much like the rays of shimmer in other glyphs in this manuscript.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

sun, sol, face, cara, shine, brillar, gleam, shimmer, rayos, luminosidad, lustre, fulgor

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

tonal(li), the sun and a solar-derived animating force,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

El Sol, o Una Fuerza Animadora Personal

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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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