Aztec

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From Spanish azteca, from Nahuatl aztēcah, plural of aztēcatl (inhabitant of Aztlan).

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Aztec (plural Aztecs or Aztec)

  1. A Mexica.
    • 1994: Diego Durán, Doris Heyden (translator), The History of the Indies of New Spain
      The lords of Tlatelolco were greatly angered over this and said, one to another, "These Aztecs believe that we are of an alien lineage. Do they not know that we are Aztecs like them[?]
      (= los señores de Tlatelulco, recibieron mucho enojo y pesadumbre, y dixeron entre sí mesmos: estos mexicanos imaginan que nosotros somos de diferente generacion quellos; no saben que somo mexicanos) [1867 edition]
  2. A Nahua.
    • 1989: Elizabeth Hill Boone, Incarnations of the Aztec Supernatural: The Image of Huitzilopochtli in Mexico and Europe
      Although united culturally, the Aztecs thought of themselves in terms of their particular tribal affiliations: as Mexica, Tetzcoca, Culhua, Tepaneca, etc.

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Aztec

  1. The Nahuatl language.
  2. A city in New Mexico

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Aztec (comparative more Aztec, superlative most Aztec)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Mexica people.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Nahuas.
  3. Of or pertaining to the Nahuatl language.

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