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Glyph T561.571:23 - CHAAN CH'EN-na / KAAN CH'EN-na

CHAAN CH'EN-na / KAAN CH'EN-na (chaan ch'en / kaan ch'en) (T561.571:23) > n. "sky cave".

(PM) CHAN CH'EN-na / KA'AN CH'EN-na (chan ch'en / ka'an ch'en)

(CH) > CHAN-CH'EN-na (chan ch'e'n) chan ch'e'n ~ c.n. lit. "sky-cave" couplet that forms part of a locative expression that follows toponyms. Alternatively CHAN may have been rendered as KAN in all or some contexts, though the former value is generally preferred.

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