saqil

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K'iche'[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

saq (white; bright) + -il (nominalizing suffix)

Noun[edit]

saqil

  1. light
  2. clarity
  3. purity
    • c. 1554, anonymous, Popul Vuh, transcribed c. 1701 by Francisco Ximénez, trans. Allen Christenson:
      Ta xquitzihoh ronohel ruq xquiban chic chizaquil qolem, zaquil tzih
      They gave voice to all things and accomplished their purpose in purity of being and in truth [lit. purity of words].[1]
  4. whiteness
  5. wisdom
  6. resplendence

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Christenson, Allen (2007) Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Maya: The Great Classic of Central American Spirituality, Translated from the Original Maya Text, University of Oklahoma Press