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Mudéjar

[Spanish moo-th e-hahr] /Spanish muˈðɛ hɑr/
noun, plural Mudéjares
[moo-th e-hah-res] /muˈðɛ hɑˌrɛs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a Muslim permitted to remain in Spain after the Christian reconquest, especially during the 8th to the 13th centuries.
adjective
2.
of or relating to a style of Spanish architecture from the 13th to 16th centuries, a fusion of Romanesque and Gothic with Arabic.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Spanish < Arabic muddajjan permitted to stay
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Mudéjar

/muˈðɛxar/
noun (pl) -jares (-xares)
1.
(medieval history) a Spanish Moor, esp one permitted to stay in Spain after the Christian reconquest
adjective
2.
of or relating to a style of architecture orginated by Mudéjares
Word Origin
from Arabic mudajjan one permitted to remain
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