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Glyph T12.683a:111 - AJ-X-B'AK

AJ-X-B'AK (aj-X-b'ak) (T12.683a:111) > prep. phr. "Count of Captives" warrior title meaning "he of (x-number of) captives"; the "Count of Captives" epithet  a. "he of two captives"  b. "he of five captives"  c. "he of five captives"  d. "he of twenty captives"; denotes the number of individuals captured by a warrior in battle.

<> (JM) Usage confined largely if not exclusively to the Middle Usumacinta River Valley.

(CH) 1> a-K'AL-B'AK (a[j]k'alb'aak) aj-k'al-b'aak ~ ag. -num. -n. lit. "(some)one of twenty bones/captives" 2> a-WINAK-B’AK (a[j]wina[a]kb'aak) aj-winaak-b’aak ~ ag. -num. -n. lit. "(some)one of twenty bones/captives" title used to specify the numbers of captives that a lord has seized in battle.

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