Toltec

noun
Tol·​tec | \ ˈtōl-ˌtek How to pronounce Toltec (audio) , ˈtäl- \

Definition of Toltec

: a member of a people that dominated central and southern Mexico prior to the Aztecs

Other Words from Toltec

Toltecan \ ˈtōl-​ˌte-​kən How to pronounce Toltec (audio) , ˈtäl-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of Toltec

1787, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Toltec

Spanish tolteca, from Nahuatl tōltēcah, plural of tōltēcatl, literally, person from Tōllān (now Tula de Allende, Mexico)

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“Toltec.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Toltec. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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