Mudejar meaning

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A Muslim who remained in Spain after it had been reconquered by the Christians in the Middle Ages.
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Of or relating to a style of Spanish architecture of the 12th to the 17th century, combining Moorish and Gothic forms.
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Of or pertaining to the Moors of Al-Andalus who remained in Christian territory after the Reconquista but were not converted to Christianity.
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Of or pertaining to the style of Iberian architecture and decoration of the 12th to 16th centuries.
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(countable) The name given to the Moors of Al-Andalus who remained in Christian territory after the Reconquista but were not converted to Christianity.
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(uncountable) A style of Iberian architecture and decoration of the 12th to 16th centuries.
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Origin of mudejar

  • Spanish from Arabic mudajjan permitted to remain, Mudéjar passive participle of dajjana to allow to remain from dajana to remain, stay dgn in Semitic roots

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

  • From Spanish mudéjar, from Arabic مدجن (mudájjan, “domesticated”), from the verb دجّن (dájjana, “to tame”), from دجن (dájana, “to become accustomed”).

    From Wiktionary