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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From yohua (to get dark) +‎ -lli.




  1. Night; nighttime; darkness.

Proper noun[edit]


  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.)

Derived terms[edit]


  • Campbell, R. Joe (1997) , “Florentine Codex Vocabulary”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], archived from the original on 20 February 2011, retrieved 16 June 2007
  • Chimalpahin Cuauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin (1997) Codex Chimalpahin, edited and translated by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, pages vol. 1, pp. 120–121
  • Karttunen, Francis (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 340
  • Lockhart, James (2001) Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page 242