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Dictionary of Maya Hieroglyphs


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Glyph T12 - a/AJ

a/AJ (a/aj) (T12) 1> vowel a 2> masc. agentive pro > n. meaning "he" 3> agentive pref. "he of______"; associates individuals with locations or qualities, as in aj naab'  "he of water."

(CH) 1> a (a) vocalic sign or syllabogram if the grapheme is thought of as 'a 2> a (a[j]) aj- ~ agentive prefix 3> a (a) a- ~ 2SE pronoun of the ergative Set A. Corresponds to "you" or "your" 4> a (a[j]) –aj ~ thematic suffix for verbal constructions and marking the absolutive suffix of possession. In late contexts the sign may have been used by Maya scribes for a logogram AJ (used preferentially for 2> and 4>).

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