calmecac

noun cal·me·cac \¦kälmā¦käk\

Definition of calmecac

plural

-s

  1. :  an Aztec school that prepared the sons of nobles in the duties of priests and chiefs —distinguished from telpuchcalli

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Origin and Etymology of calmecac

borrowed from Nahuatl, from cal-, stem of calli “house” + meca-, stem of mecatl “rope, cord” + -c, -co, locative suffix


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