Complete Definition of "Mexican"

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English

Etymology
From Spanish Mexicano, from Nahuatl Mexihcah|M�xihcah (plural of Mexihcatl|M�xihcatl "a Mexica") + -ano "-an".

Pronunciation
IPA|/�m�ksɪk�n/
SAMPA|/"mEksIk@n/

Noun
en-noun

  1. obsolete A Mexica; an Aztec.

#*1660: w:Joseph Hall (bishop)|Joseph Hall, The Shaking of the Olive-Tree, p. 260
#*:Surely, nature it ſelf calls to us for this reſpect to a deity, even the very ſavage Indians may teach us this point of religion; amongſt whom we find the Mexicans, a people that had never had any intercourſe with the other three parts of the World, Eminent in this kinde; what ſumptuous, and ſtately Temples had they erected to their Devils: How did they enrich their miſ-called Gods with Magazins of their treaſure?
#*1677: Richard Gilpin, Daemonologia Sacra, or, a Treatise of Satans Temptations, pp. 255–256
#*:Not unlike to this were thoſe morſels of Paſte, which the Mexicans uſed in their Religious Feaſts, which they laid at their Idols Feet, conſecrating them by Singing and other Ceremonies, and then they called them the Fleſh and Bones of their God Vitziliputzli
#*1782: review of Storia antica del Messico, in The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, vol. 54, p. 144
#*:The Aztecheſe, or Mexicans, were the laſt who arrived in Anahuac.

  1. obsolete The Nahuatl language.

#*1856: Arthur Helps, The Spanish Conquest in America, vol. 2, p. 239
#*:Painala was in the Mexican province of Coatzacualco: she was accordingly able to speak Mexican.

  1. A person from Mexico or of Mexican descent.
  2. nonstandard The Mexican dialect of Spanish.

Synonyms
(Mexica) Mexica, Aztec
(language) Nahuatl, Aztec

Translations
trans-top|Mexica
See: Mexica
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trans-top|Nahuatl language
See: Nahuatl
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trans-top|person from Mexico or of Mexican descent
Finnish: meksikolainen
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German: Mexikaner m, Mexikanerin f
Spanish: mexicano, mejicano m, mexicana, mejicana f; charro m
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trans-top|Mexican dialect of Spanish
Finnish: meksikonespanja
trans-mid
German: Mexikanisch n
Spanish: mexicano, mejicano m
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ttbc|French: Mexicain m, Mexicaine f
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ttbc|Slovak: Mexi�an m, Mexi�anka f
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Adjective
en-adj|more

  1. obsolete Of or pertaining to the Mexica people.
  2. obsolete Of or pertaining to the Nahuatl language.

#*1795: W. Winterbotham, An Historical, Geographical, Commerical, and Philosophical View of the American United States, vol 4, p. 87
#*:The principal grain of Mexico, before the introduction of thoſe from Europe, was maize, in the Mexican language called tluolli, of which there were ſeveral kinds, different in ſize, weight, colour, and taſte.
#*1810: review of "Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain", in The Eclectic Review
#*:The language most universally diffused over the new continent, is the Aztec or Mexican.

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Mexico.

Synonyms
(people) Mexica, Aztec
(language) Nahuatl, Aztec

Translations
trans-top|of or pertaining to the Mexica people
See: Mexica
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trans-top|of or pertaining to Nahuatl language
See: Nahuatl
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trans-top|of or pertaining to Mexico
Finnish: meksikolainen
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ttbc|Spanish: mexicano, mejicano m, mexicana, mejicana f
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ttbc|Catalan: mexicà m, mexicana f
ttbc|French: mexicain m, mexicaine f
ttbc|German: mexikanisch
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ttbc|Romanian: mexican m, mexican� f, mexicani m p, mexicane f p
ttbc|Slovak: mexický m, mexická f, mexické n
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Derived terms

Mexican breakfast
Mexican jumping bean
Mexican stocks
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Mexican standoff
Mexican wave

Category:Spanish derivations
Category:Nahuatl derivations

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