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 branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family to which Nahuatl belongs.
Of the Aztecs or their language or culture.
Other Word Forms
Origin of aztec
Spanish Aztecafrom Nahuatl Aztecatlone who comes from the place of the cranesáztatlcrane-técatlsuff.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Spanishazteca, from Nahuatlaztēcah, plural of aztēcatl (“inhabitant of Aztlan”).
Aztec Sentence Examples
The Mexican " departmental " gods answer to those of other polytheisms; there is an Aztec Ceres, an Aztec Lucina, an Aztec Vulcan, an Aztec Flora, an Aztec Venus.
The modern name is derived from Mexitli, one of the names of the Aztec god of war Huitzilopochtli, which name was later on applied also to the Aztecs themselves.
Tattoos played a large role in the ancient Aztec culture as well.
At intervals are circular spaces, called " glorietas," with statues (the famous bronze equestrian statue of Charles IV., and monuments to Columbus, Cuauhtemoc the last of the Aztec emperors, and Juarez).
The rattlesnake was worshipped in the Natchez temple of the sun; and the Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl was a serpent-god.