Matsumoto (2017:198 n 177) notes that "the ajpatan (lit. 'those of the tribute') were those who paid tribute (Carmack 1979:81; e.g., Coto 1983 :403; Guzmán 1984:68). In pre-Columbian times, patan referred not only to tribute duties but also to “a variety of obligations of life,” such as tending the milpa or aiding community members (Hill 1992:138). After the Conquest, its semantic field widened to include service and economic obligations to the colonial government and the Catholic Church (Hill 1992:138; e.g., Coto 1983 :377).
Recinos (2012: 179fn44) observa que Cag-Quicab, "de muchos brazos, interpreta Ximénez. Puede ser el de las manos de fuego."
Señala el lingüista k'iche' Sam Colop (2008: 252fn339) que "Este nombre proviene del náhuatl, tepetl, 'montaña' (Kartunnen, 1992), y -po: l, 'grande' (Campbell, 1983."
Son of Balam Ki'tze', the founder of the Kaweq lineage. Translators interpret the members of the second generation in different ways.
Twelfth generation of the Nija'ib lineage.
Duodécima generación del linaje Nija'ib.