Mozarabic

Mozarabic

[moh-zar-uh-bik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Mozarabs: Mozarabic culture.
2.
of or pertaining to a style of Spanish church architecture produced from the 9th to the 15th centuries and characterized chiefly by the horseshoe arch.
noun
3.
any of the Romance dialects, descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Visigothic kingdom, that were spoken in the portions of Spain under Moorish control, were strongly influenced by Arabic, and subsequently had a significant impact on the development of Spanish.

Origin:
1700–10; Mozarab + -ic

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Mozarab (məʊˈzærəb)
 
n
(formerly) a Christian of Moorish Spain
 
[C18: via Spanish from Arabic musta`rib a would-be Arab]
 
Moz'arabic
 
adj

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