tzol·​kin | \ ˈ(t)sȯlˌkēn \
plural -s

Definition of tzolkin

: 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

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History and Etymology for tzolkin

Mayan tzol to set in order + kin day

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“Tzolkin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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