Mexihco

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Because of differences in vowel length, it cannot be linked to metl (maguey, agave) or xictli (navel), which are often cited as constituent elements. The first element is sometimes taken to represent metztli (moon). The ending corresponds to the locative suffix +‎ -co.

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Proper noun[edit]

Mēxihco

  1. Tenochtitlan; an altepetl and capital of the Aztec empire.

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References[edit]

  • Mancilla Sepúlveda, Héctor. (2000) Lecciones de Nahuatl, Hirata Editorial, México DF. p. 158.
  • 1992, Frances Karttunen, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Oklahoma Press, page 145: