Tenochtitlan

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl Tenochtitlan.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Tenochtitlan

  1. The capital of the Aztec empire (now Mexico City).

Translations[edit]


Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Andrews (2003) writes Tenōchtitlan; Karttunen (1983) and Lockhart (2001) write Tenochtitlan.

Etymology[edit]

  • Andrews (2003) gives tetl "rock" + nōchtli "prickly-pear fruit" + -ti- + -tlan "near", i.e. "At the Place Near Rock-cactus-Fruit".
  • Lockhart (2001) says "the meaning and nature of tenoch- is not entirely clear despite general consensus that it refers to a type of cactus."
  • Karttunen (1983) says "NŌCH-TLI 'fruit of the prickly pear cactus' is often cited as a constituent of this name, but it contrasts in vowel length."

Proper noun[edit]

Tenochtitlan

  1. The capital of the Aztec empire (now Mexico City).

References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, Univeristy of Oklahoma Press, p. 502.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 225.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, p. 233.

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Tenochtitlan m

  1. Alternative form of Tenochtitlán.