Mozarabic

[moh-zar-uh-bik]
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adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the Mozarabs: Mozarabic culture.
of or relating to a style of Spanish church architecture produced from the 9th to the 15th centuries and characterized chiefly by the horseshoe arch.

noun

any of the Romance dialects, descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Visigothic kingdom, that were spoken in the portions of Spain under Moorish control, were strongly influenced by Arabic, and subsequently had a significant impact on the development of Spanish.

Origin of Mozarabic

First recorded in 1700–10; Mozarab + -ic

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Examples from the Web for mozarabic

  • In the Mozarabic Psalter an abridgment of both parts is said at Lauds, but not "in feriis."

  • His sumptuous way of life was continued by his son, who built the cupola that covers the Mozarabic Chapel of the Cathedral.

    Heroic Spain|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The interior is worthy of its surroundings and its approach; and I was deeply interested in the Mozarabic chapel.

  • The building is in excellent preservation, and until lately was used as a church of the Mozarabic sect.

    The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;|Nathaniel Armstrong Wells