Mexihco

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

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.
  • Frances Karttunen (1992) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Oklahoma Press, page 145

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [meː.ˈʃíʔ.ko]

Proper noun[edit]

Mēxihco (locative)

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

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Frances Karttunen (1992) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Oklahoma Press, page 145