Quetzalcoatl

noun

Quet·​zal·​co·​a·​tl ˌkwet-səl-kə-ˈwä-tᵊl How to pronounce Quetzalcoatl (audio)
ˌket-,
-səl-ˈkwä-;
ket-ˌsäl-,
-ˌsal-
: a chief Toltec and Aztec god identified with the wind and air and represented by a feathered serpent

Word History

Etymology

Nahuatl Quetzalcōātl

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 30 May. 2024.

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