from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a group of Spanish Christians who adopted certain aspects of Arab culture under Muslim rule but practiced a modified form of Christian worship.
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- n. An Arabic-speaking Iberian Christian living under Arab domination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Same as muzarab, muzarabic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of those Christians in Spain who lived among and measurably assimilated themselves to the Moslems, but continued in the exercise of their own religion.
The children were to follow the rite of the father, but, if the eldest daughter of a Mozarab married a Roman, she and her husband might choose the rite to which she and her children should belong, and if she became a widow she might return to the Mozarabic Rite, if she had left it at her marriage.
- The 1st known Spanish literature consists of 40-50 love lyrics in the Mozarab dialect known as the jarchas.
Liturgical Variations: The Fraction in the Mozarab ...