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Glyph T168:518b - AJAW

AJAW (ajaw) (T168:518b) > n. "lord"; royal title, office; designates status of first-rank nobility of both sexes.

(CH) 1> AJAW (ajaw) ajaw ~ n. "lord", "king" 2> AJAW[TE'] (ajawte') ajaw-te' ~ c.n. "tree-lord" title of monarchs 3> AJAW[TE'] ( [y-]ajaw-te') y-ajaw-te' ~ c.n. lit. "lord of the tree" or 'vassal of the tree' title of monarchs, possibly 'vassal of spears' martial title (cf. research by Alfonso Lacadena).

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