hernando cortes








noun

  1. Her·nan·do [ernahn-daw] /ɛrˈnɑn dɔ/Her·nán [ernahn] /ɛrˈnɑn/, 1485–1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico.

noun

  1. the national assembly of Spain and (until 1910) Portugal

noun

  1. Hernando (ɛrˈnando) or Hernán (ɛrˈnan). 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador: defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1523)
n.

1660s, legislative houses of Spain or Portugal, from Spanish and Portuguese plural of corte, from Latin cortem (see court (n.)).

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