Quetzalcoatl

noun
Quet·​zal·​co·​a·​tl | \ ˌkwet-səl-kə-ˈwä-tᵊl How to pronounce Quetzalcoatl (audio) , ˌket-, -səl-ˈkwä-; ket-ˌsäl-, -ˌsal- \

Definition of Quetzalcoatl

: a chief Toltec and Aztec god identified with the wind and air and represented by a feathered serpent

First Known Use of Quetzalcoatl

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Quetzalcoatl

Nahuatl Quetzalcōātl

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The first known use of Quetzalcoatl was in 1578

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“Quetzalcoatl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quetzalcoatl. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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