Reconquista Definition

rĕkōn-kēstə, -kən-

The series of military campaigns by which Christian armies reclaimed control of the Iberian Peninsula from the Moors, starting in the eighth century and culminating in the fall of Granada in 1492.

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Origin of Reconquista

  • Spanish reconquest from reconquistar to reconquer re- re- (from Latin re- re–) conquistar to conquer (from conquista conquest) (ultimately from alteration of Latin conquīsīta) (feminine of conquīsītus past participle of conquīrere to search out, collect conquer)

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

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