- c1470–1520, last Aztec emperor of Mexico 1502–20.
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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- 1466–1520, Aztec emperor of Mexico (?1502–20). He was overthrown and killed by the Spanish conquistador Cortés