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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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

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

[Quiché Maya, Book of the Community : popol, together, common house (from pop, to gather, join) + vuh, paper, book.]

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