tzolkin

noun

tzol·​kin
ˈ(t)sȯlˌkēn
plural -s
: a period of 260 days constituting a complete cycle of all the permutations of 20 day names with the numbers 1 to 13 that constitutes the Maya sacred year compare tun

Word History

Etymology

Mayan tzol to set in order + kin day

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“Tzolkin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tzolkin. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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