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Tenochtitlán

[te-nawch-tee-tlahn] /tɛˌnɔtʃ tiˈtlɑn/
noun
1.
the capital of the Aztec empire: founded in 1325; destroyed by the Spaniards in 1521; now the site of Mexico City.
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  • There at last was their longed-for goal, the mysterious tenochtitlan.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • tenochtitlan was no more, and the Aztec kings with their dynasty were blotted out.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • tenochtitlan covered about one fourth of the ground now occupied by the city of Mexico.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • tenochtitlan was, undoubtedly, the richest city upon Anahuac.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • In token of its miraculous origin they called their city tenochtitlan.

    Alamo Ranch Sarah Warner Brooks
  • The siege of tenochtitlan had now been going on for nearly three months.

    The White Conquerors Kirk Munroe
  • This figure is that of the first king of tenochtitlan; the others are his followers.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • At last they have reached the place where tenochtitlan is to be founded.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • The fair god is departing from tenochtitlan; he has been banished.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • She spoke of events transpiring in distant provinces, as well as in tenochtitlan.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for tenochtitlan

Tenochtitlán

/tɛˌnɔːtʃtiːˈtlɑːn/
noun
1.
an ancient city and capital of the Aztec empire on the present site of Mexico City; razed by Cortés in 1521
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Word Origin and History for tenochtitlan

Tenochtitlan

former Aztec city, Nahuatl, literally "place of the nopal rock," from tetl "rock" + nuchtli "nopal," a species of cactus sacred to the sun god.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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