American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Huayna Capac Died 1525. Incan emperor (1493-1525) under whom the empire reached its greatest extent. After his death the empire was weakened by a protracted civil war between his sons Huáscar and Atahualpa.
- n. the Incan ruler under whom the Incan empire reached its widest extent (died in 1525)
“Huayna Capac divided the sovereignty between his two sons, giving Quitu and the northern provinces to Atahualpa, and leaving the southern provinces, or Peru proper, to Huascar.”
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