Alcazar meaning

ăl-kăz'ər, -kä'zər, ăl'kə-zär'
A Spanish palace or fortress, originally one built by the Moors.
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A palace or fortress of the Moors in Spain.
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Such a palace in Seville, later used by the Spanish kings.
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Origin of alcazar

  • Spanish alcázar from Arabic al-qaṭr al- the qaṭr castle (from Latin castra fort) (pl. of castrum camp kes- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Spanish alcázar, from Arabic القصر (al-qaṣr, “the castle”).
    From Wiktionary