pre-Cortesian

adjective

¦prēˌkȯ(r)¦tezēən,
-tēzhən
: of or relating to the period before the conquest of Mexico by Cortez

Word History

Etymology

pre- + Hernán Cortés (Cortez) †1547 Spanish conqueror of Mexico + English -ian

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“Pre-Cortesian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pre-Cortesian. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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