Toltec

Toltec

[tohl-tek, tol-]
noun, plural Toltecs (especially collectively) Toltec.
1.
a member of an Indian people living in central Mexico before the advent of the Aztecs and traditionally credited with laying the foundation of Aztec culture.
adjective
2.
Also, Toltecan. of or pertaining to the Toltecs.

Origin:
< Mexican Spanish tolteca < Nahuatl tōltēcah, plural of tōltēcatl person from Tōllān Tula

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Toltec (ˈtɒltɛk)
 
n , pl -tecs, -tec
1.  a member of a Central American Indian people who dominated the valley of Mexico from their capital Tula from about 950 to 1160 ad, when the valley was overrun by the Aztecs
 
adj
2.  of or relating to this people
 
[C19: from Spanish tolteca, of American Indian origin]

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