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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Aztec(noun)

    a member of the Nahuatl people who established an empire in Mexico that was overthrown by Cortes in 1519


  1. Aztec(Noun)

    A Mexica.

  2. Aztec(Noun)

    A Nahua.

  3. Aztec(Noun)

    The Nahuatl language.

  4. Aztec(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Mexica people.

  5. Aztec(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Nahuas.

  6. Aztec(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Nahuatl language.

  7. Origin: From azteca, from aztēcah, plural of aztēcatl "inhabitant of Aztlan".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aztec(adj)

    of or relating to one of the early races in Mexico that inhabited the great plateau of that country at the time of the Spanish conquest in 1519

  2. Aztec(noun)

    one of the Aztec race or people


  1. Aztec

    The Aztec people were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to 16th centuries. The Nahuatl words aztecatl and aztecah mean "people from Aztlan", a mythological place for the Nahuatl-speaking culture of the time, and later adopted as the word to define the Mexica people. Often the term "Aztec" refers exclusively to the Mexica people of Tenochtitlan, situated on an island in Lake Texcoco, who referred to themselves as Mexica Tenochca or Cōlhuah Mexica. Sometimes the term also includes the inhabitants of Tenochtitlan's two principal allied city-states, the Acolhuas of Texcoco and the Tepanecs of Tlacopan, who together with the Mexica formed the Aztec Triple Alliance which controlled what is often known as "the Aztec Empire". In other contexts, Aztec may refer to all the various city states and their peoples, who shared large parts of their ethnic history and cultural traits with the Mexica, Acolhua and Tepanecs, and who often also used the Nahuatl language as a lingua franca. In this meaning it is possible to talk about an Aztec civilization including all the particular cultural patterns common for most of the peoples inhabiting Central Mexico in the late postclassic period.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aztec

    az′tek, adj. relating to or descended from the Aztecs, the dominant tribe in Mexico at the time of the arrival of the Spaniards.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aztec in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aztec in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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