Definitions

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.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Spanish Mozárabe, from Arabic musta'rib, would-be Arab, active participle of ista'raba, to become an Arab, adopt Arabic customs, from 'arab, Arab.

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From Spanish mozárabe, from Arabic مستعرب‎ (musta'rab, "Arabized").

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