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- n. One or more letters or sounds added at the bottom of a word to modify the word's meaning. These are found in Maya script.
- v. To add one or more letters or sounds to the bottom of a word to change the word's meaning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A character written under another character or word; a subscript character.
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In the affixes, the superfix and prefix positions may as a general rule be regarded as wholly identical; also the subfix and postfix positions.
[Hieroglyph] subfix and with varying prefixes (frequently faces), as especially see page 5.
A classified list shows 28 compounds of this glyph, [Hieroglyph] 20 of these showing the subfix, and combined with a face or other prefix.
As the subfix in plate LXIV, 48, is the character I have usually interpreted by _u_, this would give us some of the elements of the name _Kukulcan_ and not _Itzamna_, as Seler and Schellhas suppose.
Day Symbols of the Maya Year Sixteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1894-1895, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1897, pages 199-266.