Definition of Aztec in English:
1A member of the American Indian people dominant in Mexico before the Spanish conquest of the 16th century.
- And after his conquest of the Aztecs, Mexico City was built on the ruins of Tenochtitlan.
- In Los Montezumas, the confrontation of the Spanish and Aztecs in Mexico is acted out.
- But there is a painting of her wearing a mask of La Malinche, the Indian mistress of the Spanish conqueror of the Aztecs.
2 [mass noun] The extinct language of the Aztecs, a Uto-Aztecan language from which modern Nahuatl is descended.
- However, the greatest number of Nicaraguanisms come from Aztec and Nahuat languages.
- St Luke's gospel was published in Mexican, or Aztec, in 1833.
- A descendant of the now extinct Aztec, the language of the ancient Aztec empire, Nahuatl is spoken today by approximately 1 million people, mainly in Mexico.
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Relating to or denoting the Aztecs or their language.
- These migrating groups of people brought with them the Aztec language and culture, both of which persist in various forms today in Nicaragua.
- And Chef Jody reminds us about Aztec emperor Montezuma, who according to legend drank 40 glasses of hot chocolate a day, convinced it would make him powerful.
- Ancient Mayan Inca and Aztec women believed that avocados fed the skin from the inside and outside.
Definition of Aztec in:
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