- a member of an Amerindian people of what is now Mexico, that had an advanced civilization before the conquest of Mexico by Cortés in 1519
- the language of this people; Nahuatl
- the branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family to which Nahuatl belongs
Origin of AztecSpanish Azteca from Nahuatl aste:ka?, after as-?a:n, uncertain or unknown; perhaps name of their legendary place of origin
of the Aztecs or their language or culture
- A member of a people of central Mexico whose civilization was at its height at the time of the Spanish conquest in the early 16th century.
- The Nahuatl language of the Aztecs.
Of or relating to the Aztecs or their language, culture, or empire.
Origin of AztecSpanish Azteca from Nahuatl Aztecatl one who comes from the place of the cranes áztatl crane -técatl suff.
Excavated in Mexico City in 1790, the 1479 basalt Aztec calendar stone weighs more than 22 metric tons.
- The Nahuatl language.
- A city in New Mexico
(comparative more Aztec, superlative most Aztec)