Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a member of the Nahuatl people who established an empire in Mexico that was overthrown by Cortes in 1519

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Alternate forms of Aztec

Hypernyms: nahuatl

Origin of the word Aztec

  1. 1787, from Sp. Azteca, from Nahuatl aztecatl (plural aztecah), meaning "coming from Aztlan," name of their legendary place of origin, usually said to lie somewhere in what is now southwestern U.S. more

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