Jews of Sephardic origin were protected by a law of 1924 that granted them Spanish citizenship.
Six months after becoming a Shiite Muslim, Giganti entered into his first temporary marriage with a Spanish Catholic woman.
Cecilia Gimenez botched the restoration of a 19th-century Spanish fresco.
c.1200, from Spaine "Spain," from Old French Espaigne (see Spaniard). Replaced Old English Speonisc. For Spanish Main see main. Spanish moss is attested from 1823. Spanish fly, the fabled aphrodisiac (ground-up cantharis blister-beetles), is attested from c.1600. Spanish-American War was so called in British press speculations early 1898, even before it began in April. For Spanish Inquisition (by c.1600), see Inquisition.