Mudéjar

[ Spanish moo-th e-hahr ]
/ Spanish muˈðɛ hɑr /
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noun, plural Mu·dé·ja·res [moo-th e-hah-res] /muˈðɛ hɑˌrɛs/.

a Muslim permitted to remain in Spain after the Christian reconquest, especially during the 8th to the 13th centuries.

adjective

of or relating to a style of Spanish architecture from the 13th to 16th centuries, a fusion of Romanesque and Gothic with Arabic.

Origin of Mudéjar

1860–65; < Spanish < Arabic muddajjan permitted to stay
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Mudéjar

/ Spanish (muˈðɛxar) /

noun plural -jares (-xares)

medieval history a Spanish Moor, esp one permitted to stay in Spain after the Christian reconquest

adjective

of or relating to a style of architecture orginated by Mudéjares

Word Origin for Mudéjar

from Arabic mudajjan one permitted to remain
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