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Tenochtitlán

[te-nawch-tee-tlahn] /tɛˌnɔtʃ tiˈtlɑn/
noun
1.
the capital of the Aztec empire: founded in 1325; destroyed by the Spaniards in 1521; now the site of Mexico City.
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Tenochtitlán

/tɛˌnɔːtʃtiːˈtlɑːn/
noun
1.
an ancient city and capital of the Aztec empire on the present site of Mexico City; razed by Cortés in 1521
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Word Origin and History for Tenochtitlán

Tenochtitlan

former Aztec city, Nahuatl, literally "place of the nopal rock," from tetl "rock" + nuchtli "nopal," a species of cactus sacred to the sun god.

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