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Mudéjar

[Spanish moo-th e-hahr]
noun, plural Mu·dé·ja·res [moo-th e-hah-res] /muˈðɛ hɑˌrɛs/.
  1. a Muslim permitted to remain in Spain after the Christian reconquest, especially during the 8th to the 13th centuries.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a style of Spanish architecture from the 13th to 16th centuries, a fusion of Romanesque and Gothic with Arabic.
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Origin of Mudéjar

1860–65; < Spanish < Arabic muddajjan permitted to stay
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Historical Examples of mudejar

  • No finer specimen of the art known as Mudejar existed in all Spain.

    Brought Forward

    R. B. Cunninghame Graham

  • There are indications miserably faint and buried away under plaster, that the palace was richly ornamented in the mudejar style.

  • The portal is very fine, but the Moorish features are the work of Mudejar and not Almohade artisans.

    Southern Spain

    A.F. Calvert

  • Then there is the superb staircase with its "half-orange" ceiling, and the chapel with its mixed Gothic and Mudejar features.

    Southern Spain

    A.F. Calvert

  • The building illustrates the fashion of the Mudejar and Renaissance styles, almost to the effacement of the former.

    Southern Spain

    A.F. Calvert


British Dictionary definitions for mudejar

Mudéjar

noun plural -jares (-xares)
  1. medieval history a Spanish Moor, esp one permitted to stay in Spain after the Christian reconquest
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a style of architecture orginated by Mudéjares
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Word Origin for Mudéjar

from Arabic mudajjan one permitted to remain
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