Definition of Mozarabic in English:

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Pronunciation: /mōˈzerəbik/


Relating to the Christian inhabitants of Spain under the Muslim Moorish kings.
Example sentences
  • Through this point of contact, Mozarabic art transmitted Moorish features to the European Romanesque.
  • The Visigothic Church developed a liturgical music, Mozarabic chant, used until its abolition in the 11th century.
  • In the Mozarabic liturgy the feast of Saint John fell on December 29.



Pronunciation: /mōˈzerəb/
Example sentences
  • Because Agobard was himself a Mozarab, it is likely that he was particularly sensitive to the existence of Christian enslavement in al-Andalus.
  • Among its slate and quartzite houses stands the church of Santiago, a Mozarab temple from the 10th century.
  • Their religious tolerance allowed Christians to co-exist with the Moors which led to the Mozarab culture.


Late 17th century: from Spanish mozárabe (from Arabic musta῾rib, literally 'making oneself an Arab') + -ic.

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Syllabification: Moz·ar·a·bic

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