Mozarab meaning

mō-zărəb
One of a group of Spanish Christians who adopted certain aspects of Moorish culture but continued to practice Christianity when Muslim rulers governed southern Spain.
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Any of the Spanish Christians who were permitted to practice their religion in a modified form during the period of Moorish rule.
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Origin of mozarab

  • Spanish Mozárabe from Arabic musta‘rib would-be Arab active participle of ista‘raba to become an Arab, adopt Arabic customs from ‘arab Arab

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition