Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From Classic Maya itzam, an element found in the names of some Maya gods (possibly from itz "enchanted, nectar" and mam "grandfather"), combined with nah "great" [1]. Itzamna was the Maya creator god.

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Sources & References

  1. Boot, Erik. Classic Maya Vocabulary of Hieroglyphic Readings, available from https://www.mesoweb.com/resources/vocabulary/Vocabulary-2009.01.pdf.
Entry added April 5, 2022