Mozarab (n.) "assimilated Christian in Moorish Spain," one who was allowed to continue practicing his religion in exchange for political allegiance, from Sp. Mozarabe "would-be Arab," from Arabic mostarib, from a desiderative verbal form of ARAB (Cf. Arab).

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  • mozarab — MOZARÁB, Ă I. adj., s. m. f. (creştin) care şi a păstrat religia în timpul ocupaţiei arabe în Spania. II. adj. arta mozarabă = arta creştină dezvoltată în Spania în sec. X XI sub influenţa artei islamice, caracterizată prin arcul în potcoavă,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Mozarab — [mō zar′əb] n. [Sp mozárabe < Ar mustaʼrib, would be Arab] any of the Spanish Christians who were permitted to practice their religion in a modified form during the period of Moorish rule Mozarabic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Mozarab — Page of Beato de Valladolid, representing the Apocalypse. X century. The Mozarabs (Spanish and Galician: mozárabes, IPA: [moˈθaɾaβes]; Portuguese: moçárabes, IPA:  …   Wikipedia

  • Mozarab — Muzarab Muz a*rab, n. [Sp. mozarabe, fr. Ar. mosta rib, a name applied to strange tribes living among the Arabs.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of a denomination of Christians formerly living under the government of the Moors in Spain, and having a liturgy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mozarab — /moh zar euhb/, n. a Christian in Spain who, during the Muslim domination, was permitted to practice his or her own religion. [1780 90; < Sp mozárabe < Ar musta rib one assimilated to the Arabs] * * * ▪ Spanish Christian Spanish  Mozárabe  … …   Universalium

  • Mozarab — noun An Arabic speaking Iberian Christian living under Muslim domination. See Also: Mozarabic, Arab …   Wiktionary

  • mozarab — moz·ar·ab …   English syllables

  • Mozarab — Moz•ar•ab [[t]moʊˈzær əb[/t]] n. rel a Christian in Moorish Spain • Etymology: 1780–90; < Sp mozárabe < Ar musta‘rib one assimilated to the Arabs …   From formal English to slang

  • Mozarab — /moʊˈzærəb/ (say moh zaruhb) noun (formerly) a Christian living in Moorish Spain. {Spanish, from Arabic Musta rib a would be Arab} –Mozarabic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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