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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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  • He fled to the city of tenochtitlan, where he found refuge with friends.

    A Prince of Anahuac James A. Porter
  • tenochtitlan was, undoubtedly, the richest city upon Anahuac.

    Mexico Susan Hale
  • And Malinche—so their chief is called—now says he is coming to tenochtitlan.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • The site of the city of tenochtitlan was chosen by the gods.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • You know there are gods in tenochtitlan besides those we worship.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • This figure is that of the first king of tenochtitlan; the others are his followers.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • The opponents, in this instance, were of Tlacopan and tenochtitlan.

    A Prince of Anahuac James A. Porter
  • The children of tenochtitlan, and many who are old now, have heard me sing.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • As advised by the gods, Malinche enters tenochtitlan day after to-morrow.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • A pleasant day; may all that shine on tenochtitlan be like it!

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for tenochtitlan

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 tenochtitlan

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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