A part of the ancient Maya Long Count Calendar system which corresponds to 18 winal cycles or 360 days.
To put into tuns, or casks.
From Middle English tunne, tonne, from Old English tunne ("tun, cask, barrel"), from Proto-Germanic *tunnǭ, *tunnō, from Latin tunna, probably of Gaulish origin.
Cognate with North Frisian tenn ("tun, barrel, cask"), Dutch ton ("tun, barrel, cask"), German Tonne ("tun, barrel, drum"), Danish tønde ("barrel"), Swedish tunna ("barrel, cask, tun"), Icelandic tunna ("barrel"). Compare also Old French tonne, French tonneau ("ton, barrel"), Medieval Latin tunna ("cask"), Middle Irish tunna ("cask"), Welsh tynell ("tun, barrel"). It is uncertain whether the Germanic or the Celtic forms are the original.
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