Montezuma II

[mon-tuh-zoo-muh]
Also Moctezuma.

Origin of Montezuma II

< Spanish < Nahuatl Motēuczōmah, Motēcuhzōmah, equivalent to mo- reflexive pronunciation + tēuc(tli) lord, nobleman + zōmah frowned in anger, i.e., the one who became angry like a nobleman
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Montezuma II

noun
  1. 1466–1520, Aztec emperor of Mexico (?1502–20). He was overthrown and killed by the Spanish conquistador Cortés
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montezuma in Culture

Montezuma

[(mon-tuh-zooh-muh)]

An Aztec emperor of the sixteenth century. He was overthrown by the Spanish conquistadores under Hernando Cortés.

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