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Word of the Day — April 17, 2013

April 17, 2013 - Scott Viau
dzonot - dzoh-note - A Mayan word for "sinkhole"

Example: "An article in the NYorker explained (after the Florida disaster) that 'one has only to visit Mexico's most famous Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza to gape at the ominous maw of a large dzonot near the Maya erected temples & pyramids - revered as gateways to the Mayan underworld.'"

 
 

 

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