Montezuma II

Montezuma II

[mon-tuh-zoo-muh]
noun
c1470–1520, last Aztec emperor of Mexico 1502–20.
Also, Moctezuma.


Origin:
< 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 (ˌmɒntɪˈzuːmə)
 
n
1466--1520, Aztec emperor of Mexico (?1502--20). He was overthrown and killed by the Spanish conquistador Cortés

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