plural -s
: a period of 400 tuns in the Maya calendar compare katun, pictun

Word History


Maya, from bak 400 + tun year of 360 days

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baktun was in 1926

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“Baktun.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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