[kawr-tez; Spanish kawr-tes]
Her·nan·do [er-nahn-daw] /ɛrˈnɑn dɔ/Her·nán [er-nahn] /ɛrˈnɑn/, 1485–1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico.
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Hernando (ɛrˈnando) or Hernán (ɛrˈnan). 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador: defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1523)
the national assembly of Spain and (until 1910) Portugal
Word Origin for Cortes
C17: from Spanish, literally: courts, plural of corte court, from Latin cohors cohort
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1660s, legislative houses of Spain or Portugal, from Spanish and Portuguese plural of corte, from Latin cortem (see court (n.)).
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