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Quetzalcoatl

[ket-sahl-koh-aht-l] /kɛtˌsɑl koʊˈɑt l/
noun
1.
the feathered serpent god of the Aztec and Toltec cultures.
Origin of Quetzalcoatl
< Spanish Quetzalcóatl < Nahuatl Quetzalcōātl, equivalent to quetzal(li) (see quetzal) + cōātl snake
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Historical Examples
  • There it was that the eldest sister of Quetzalcoatl resided.

  • Were they not those heralded by the long-expected Quetzalcoatl?

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • Quetzalcoatl, the Mexican Deity, is said to have come from "the distant east."

  • It is very like that worn by Quetzalcoatl, and I would like our king, Montezuma, to see it.

    The Stories of El Dorado

    Frona Eunice Wait
  • Give me leave, and I will show you the writing from Quetzalcoatl himself.

    The Stories of El Dorado

    Frona Eunice Wait
  • I will show you from Quetzalcoatl himself, that the end of your empire is at hand.

    The Stories of El Dorado

    Frona Eunice Wait
  • Votan was regarded as a god after his death, like Quetzalcoatl, with the Toltecs.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • And then she is the mother of Quetzalcoatl, the god and hero of the early Nahuatl.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • The period for the return of Quetzalcoatl was now near at hand.

    Alamo Ranch Sarah Warner Brooks
  • So Quetzalcoatl tried and tasted it, and drank, saying, What is this?

British Dictionary definitions for Quetzalcoatl

Quetzalcoatl

/ˌkɛtsəlkəʊˈætəl/
noun
1.
a god of the Aztecs and Toltecs, represented as a feathered serpent
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Word Origin and History for Quetzalcoatl
n.

plumed serpent god of the Toltecs and Aztecs, 1570s, from Nahuatl quetzalli (see quetzal) + coatl "snake."

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Quetzalcoatl in Culture
Quetzalcoatl [(ket-sahl-koh-aht-l)]

An ancient nature god and legendary ruler of the Toltec people of Mexico, usually represented as a plumed serpent.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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