Mudejar

Mudéjar

[Spanish moo-the-hahr]
noun, plural Mudéjares [moo-the-hah-res] .
1.
a Muslim permitted to remain in Spain after the Christian reconquest, especially during the 8th to the 13th centuries.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to a style of Spanish architecture from the 13th to 16th centuries, a fusion of Romanesque and Gothic with Arabic.

Origin:
1860–65; < Spanish < Arabic muddajjan permitted to stay

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Mudéjar (muˈðɛxar)
 
n , pl -jares
1.  medieval history a Spanish Moor, esp one permitted to stay in Spain after the Christian reconquest
 
adj
2.  of or relating to a style of architecture orginated by Mudéjares
 
[from Arabic mudajjan one permitted to remain]

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