plural -s
: an Aztec school that prepared the sons of nobles in the duties of priests and chiefs
distinguished from telpuchcalli

Word History


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

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“Calmecac.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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