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Mozarab

[moh-zar-uh b] /moʊˈzær əb/
noun
1.
a Christian in Spain who, during the Muslim domination, was permitted to practice his or her own religion.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < Spanish mozárabe < Arabic mustaʿrib one assimilated to the Arabs
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Mozarab

/məʊˈzærəb/
noun
1.
(formerly) a Christian of Moorish Spain
Derived Forms
Mozarabic, adjective
Word Origin
C18: via Spanish from Arabic musta`rib a would-be Arab
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Word Origin and History for Mozarab
n.

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

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