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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.


Spanish Mozárabe, from Arabic musta'rib, would-be Arab, active participle of ista'raba, to become an Arab, adopt Arabic customs, from 'arab, Arab.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish mozárabe, from Arabic مستعرب‎ (musta'rab, "Arabized"). (Wiktionary)



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