yohualli

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yohua "to get dark" + -lli (nominalizer)

Noun[edit]

yohualli

  1. Night; nighttime; darkness.

Proper noun[edit]

yohualli

  1. A spirit; "Night" personified.
    • 17C: Crónica mexicayotl
      auh niman yohualtica ycochizpan yn huitzillihuitl yn quinotz yohuallli yehuatl yn diablo
      (And then at night, in Huitzilihuitl's sleep, the devil Yohualli spoke to him.)

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References[edit]

  • Campbell, R. Joe (1997), "Florentine Codex Vocabulary",
  • 1997, Chimalpahin Cuauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin, Codex Chimalpahin, edited and translated by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page vol. 1, pp. 120–121:
  • 1983, Karttunen, Francis, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page p. 340:
  • 2001, Lockhart, James, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page p. 242: