Itzcoatl

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English[edit]

Itzcoatl, the fourth ruler of Tenochtitlan, in the Codex Mendoza.
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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl Ītzcōātl, from itztli (obsidian) + cōātl (snake).

Proper noun[edit]

Itzcoatl

  1. The name of the 4th ruler of Tenochtitlan.
    • 1818: R. H. Bonnycastle, Spanish America
      Huitzilihuitl reigned twenty years, and died in 1409, and was succeeded by his brother Chimalpopoca, who, dying by his own hands in prison, to which he was tracherously conveyed by the king of Acolhuacan, was succeeded by Itzcoatl, the son of Acamapitzin, by a slave.
    • 1859: Peter F. Stout, Nicaragua: Past, Present and Future
      He took another wife, and had by her a son, Hiutzilihiutl [sic], and by his concubines several children, of whom Izcoatl was the most renowned.

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

itztli (obsidian) + cōātl.

Proper noun[edit]

Ītzcōātl

  1. A male given name, borne by the 4th ruler of Tenochtitlan.