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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An epic first written down in the sixteenth century but probably based on older traditional material, describing the cosmogony, mythology, and history of the Quiché Maya of Guatemala.

Etymologies

Quiché Maya, Book of the Community : popol, together, common house (from pop, to gather, join) + vuh, paper, book.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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