Definitions

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  • n. An indigenous people of central Mexico.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Mexica.

Etymologies

From Spanish mexica, from Classical Nahuatl mēxihcah, absolutive plural form of mēxihcatl ("Mexica, Aztec"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Obsidian and Blood setting 4: Acatl and death in Mexica religion - Aliette de Bodard

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  • Aliette de Bodard on Obsidian and Blood setting, 4: Acatl and death in Mexica religion.

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  • The current use of the term Aztec has become a subject of debate and the term Mexica is perhaps preferable, although many professional archaeologists use Aztec and Mexica interchangeably.

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  • The poor are told to go to the United States to find jobs, instead of finding decent employment in Mexica, which does NOT exist!

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  • * When the Spaniards invaded our people, they could not pronounce our name Mexica, pronounced meh - shee - kah because there is not a sound in the Spanish language for "sh".

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  • But he tells us that the name Mexica or Mexicatl (singular) is derived from Mecitli (me = "maguey" and citli = "rabbit").

    Aztec, Mexica, or Alien?

  • The Aztecs, who are also known as the Mexica (pronounced "meh-SHEE-kah"), were nomadic, warlike people who arrived in central Mexico from the north in the late 13th century AD.

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  • Initially they were subservient to other groups in the area, but by the 13th century, the Aztecs, also known as the Mexica, hadextended their empire over a large part of present day Mexico.

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  • One of the groups involved in today ` s rallies is a group called the Mexica movement.

    CNN Transcript May 1, 2007

  • The original name Mexica is pronounced “may-she-ka”, but it was bowdlerized by the invading Spaniards, in whose tongue the “sh” sound does not exist, so they simply converted it to the Spanish “j” – which is pronounced like the English “h”.

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