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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

The glyph for the day sign quiyahuitl “rain”, from the Codex Magliabechiano.

Alternative forms[edit]


From quiyahui (to rain).



quiyahuitl (inanimate)

  1. rain, rainstorm
  2. The nineteenth day sign of the Aztec tōnalpōhualli, represented conceptually by the rain god Tlaloc.
    • 16c: Codex Magliabechiano, f. 11r.
      ome quia Vitl q / quiere dezir. dos / llo Vezinas o / a gua çeros.
      ome quia Vitl. which means “two rains” or “two downpours”.

Derived terms[edit]


  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, pages 6r, 89v
  • Rémi Siméon (1885) Diccionario de la lengua náhuatl o mexicana, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 428
  • Laurette Séjourné (1981) El pensamiento náhuatl cifrado por los calendarios, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 34