topónimo : Chitemaj

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Tipo: 
Nombre analítico: 
CHITEMAJ
Ortografía de Ximénez (quc): 
chi temah
Ortografía de Ximénez (es): 
chítemah
Ortografía de Recinos: 
Chi-Temah
Ortografía de Colop: 
Chitemaj
Descripción: 

(Chi) Temaj also appears in front of Wajxaqlajuj in a list of communities conquered by Don Francisco Iskin Nija'ib' as recorded in Utitulo rajawarem ajaw Don Francisco Iskin Nija’ib’.  In this context, Matsumoto (2017:188 n 128) notes that "Basseta (2005:497) defines tem as “beam, plant, and seat” and Temah as ‘tomar assiento’ (to take a seat), and Coto (1983 [1656]:304) notes that the phrase tin tzal temah is “composed of tzalan, something tilted, and tem, which is a beam” (compare “Plank Place” in Tedlock 1996:189). According to Edmonson (1965:121), Chi Temaj was a “tributary” to the K’iche’, whereas Carmack (2001:233–36) identifies it as a Nima K’iche’ calpul."

Lunes, Marzo 18, 2019 - 16:29
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Lunes, Marzo 18, 2019 - 16:29
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