Toltecan
adjective see Toltec

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Toltecan — Toltec Tol tec, n. (Ethnol.) One of a race which formerly occupied Mexico. {Tol te*can}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toltecan — tol·tecan …   English syllables

  • toltecan — adjective see toltec * * * Tolˈtecan adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑Toltec …   Useful english dictionary

  • Toltec — noun Etymology: Spanish tolteca, from Nahuatl tōltēcah, plural of tōltēcatl, literally, person from Tōllān (now Tula de Allende, Mexico) Date: 1787 a member of a people that dominated central and southern Mexico prior to the Aztecs • Toltecan… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Toltec — /tohl tek, tol /, n., pl. Toltecs, (esp. collectively) Toltec, adj. n. 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. adj. 2. Also,… …   Universalium

  • Toltec — [ tɒltɛk] noun a member of an American Indian people that flourished in Mexico before the Aztecs. Derivatives Toltecan adjective Origin via Sp. from Nahuatl toltecatl, lit. a person from Tula (a town and former Toltec site in central Mexico) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Toltec — /ˈtɒltɛk/ (say toltek) noun 1. a people who flourished in central Mexico before the advent of the Aztecs, and who, according to tradition, laid the foundation of Aztec culture. 2. (plural Toltecs or Toltec) a member of this people. –adjective… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Toltec — [täl′tek΄, tōl′tek΄] n. [MexSp Tolteca < Nahuatl to∶lte∶kaλ, lit., person from to∶lla∶n, Tula (ancient Toltec city) < to∶lin, cattail] a member of an ancient Amerindian people that lived in Mexico before the Aztecs adj. of the Toltecs or… …   English World dictionary

  • Toltec — n. 1 a member of an American Indian people that flourished in Mexico before the Aztecs. 2 the language of this people. Derivatives: Toltecan adj. Etymology: Amer. Ind …   Useful english dictionary

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