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A Selection of Mayan Vocabulary

by Linda McManus on February 17, 2014, no comments

Akuml means “place of the turtle” Alux, h’lox, or more fully h’loxkatob. The meaning is “the strong clay images.” Atole. Nahuan atolli, or atlaolli. Corn-meal gruel. Balám. Tiger or mountain-lion. The word was applied also to a class of priests and to kings as a title of distinction. Balché. A fermented liquor made from wild […]

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