Definitions

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  • proper noun The capital of the Aztec empire (now Mexico City).

Etymologies

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From Classical Nahuatl Tenochtitlan.

Examples

  • The city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan is officially declared capital of New Spain by King Charles V of Spain.

    Mexico this month - June

  • The city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan is officially declared capital of New Spain by King Charles V of Spain.

    Mexico this month - June

  • Cortés led part of his force against the new enemy, leaving a rear guard in Tenochtitlan, the Aztec name for Mexico City.

    Cuauhtemoc: winner in defeat (1495–1525)

  • Cortés led part of his force against the new enemy, leaving a rear guard in Tenochtitlan, the Aztec name for Mexico City.

    Cuauhtemoc: winner in defeat (1495–1525)

  • Cortés led part of his force against the new enemy, leaving a rear guard in Tenochtitlan, the Aztec name for Mexico City.

    Cuauhtemoc: winner in defeat (1495–1525)

  • A yearly tribute of 980 loads of cacao, painstakingly counted out into 24,000 beans per load, provided the chocolate that topped off each of Moctezoma's banquets, as well as that sold, with the addition of different flavorings, in Tenochtitlan's many markets.

    Mexican Chocolate: A Culinary Evolution

  • A yearly tribute of 980 loads of cacao, painstakingly counted out into 24,000 beans per load, provided the chocolate that topped off each of Moctezoma's banquets, as well as that sold, with the addition of different flavorings, in Tenochtitlan's many markets.

    Mexican Chocolate: A Culinary Evolution

  • We have seen the Pyramides de la Luna y del Sol but it was impossible to appreciate life in Tenochtitlan 3000 years ago with no background.

    My knowledge of history is horrible

  • The story of the final capture of Tenochtitlan is too well known to repeat.

    The Aztecs speak - part 4

  • The story of the final capture of Tenochtitlan is too well known to repeat.

    The Aztecs speak - part 4

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  • "The name of the city derives from tetl meaning rock, nochtli, the prickly-pear cactus and tlan, the locative suffix. Of similar origin is the term Tenocha which the Méxica sometimes called themselves and the name of their quasi-legendary priest-leader Tenoch."

    -(http://www.ancient.eu/Tenochtitl%C3%A1n/)

    The entry for Itzcoatl has its etymology, but Tenochtitlan was lacking.

    October 2, 2015