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Montezuma II

[ mon-tuh-zoo-muh ]
/ ˌmɒn təˈzu mə /
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noun

c1470–1520, last Aztec emperor of Mexico 1502–20.

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Spanish, Moc·te·zu·ma [mawk-te-soo-mah] /ˌmɔk tɛˈsu mɑ/ .

Origin of Montezuma II

From Spanish, from Nahuatl Motēuczōmah, Motēcuhzōmah, equivalent to mo- reflexive pronoun + tēuc(tli) “lord, nobleman” + zōmah “frowned in anger,” i.e., “the one who became angry like a nobleman”
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Montezuma II
/ (ˌmɒntɪˈzuːmə) /

noun

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