México

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México m

  1. Mexico (country in North America)
  2. Mexico City (capital of Mexico)

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:México.

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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl Mēxihco, originally a toponym for the Valley of Mexico. Aside from the element -co, the Nahuatl locative suffix, the etymology remains uncertain. It has been suggested to be derived from the name of Mēxihtli, a secret name for the patron god of the Aztec's, Huitzilopochtli, in which case the name could be interpreted as (“place where Huitzilopochtli lives”). Another hypothesis suggests the name to be a portmanteau of the words mētztli ‎(moon) + xīctli ‎(navel), giving the name the meaning (“place at the center of the moon”), referring to the city of Tenochtitlan's position in the middle of Lake Texcoco, which was part of a system of interconnected lakes whose shape was likened to that of a rabbit by the Aztecs; an animal associated to the moon. A third hypothesis suggests a derivation from Mēctli, the goddess of the maguey.

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México m

  1. Mexico
  2. (Mexico) Mexico City

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