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

Etymologies

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From Classical Nahuatl Tenochtitlan.

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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