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Boabdil

[boh-uh b-dil; Spanish baw-ahb-th eel] /ˈboʊ əb dɪl; Spanish ˌbɔ ɑbˈðil/
noun
1.
(abu-Abdallah"El Chico") died 1533? last Moorish king of Granada 1482–83, 1486–92.
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  • Ere the queen could reply, a eunuch entered, and whispered Boabdil.

    Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Boabdil seated himself on the cushions his face calm but pale.

    Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • They halted as Boabdil approached, and the grave bishop saluted him with the air of one who addresses an infidel and an inferior.

    Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • This event completed the conquest of Boabdil over his own irresolution.

    Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Loxa was commanded at this time by an old Moorish alcayde whose daughter was the favorite wife of Boabdil.

  • Boabdil el Chico had taken the field, at the head of a numerous army.

    Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Forth came—not from the crowd, but from amongst Boabdil's train, a well-known Israelite.

    Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Boabdil motioned to the Moor to withdraw, and an alfaqui advanced in his stead.

    Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Boabdil now issued from the Alhambra, attended by his principal nobles, and harangued the populace.

  • Notwithstanding all this "the cabin," as Boabdil says, "is convenient."

    Our Village Mary Russell Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for Boabdil

Boabdil

/Spanish boaβˈðil/
noun
1.
original name Abu-Abdullah, called El Chico, ruled as Mohammed XI. died ?1538, last Moorish king of Granada (1482–83; 1486–92)
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