[Spanish moo-th e-hahr]
- a Muslim permitted to remain in Spain after the Christian reconquest, especially during the 8th to the 13th centuries.
- 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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Examples from the Web for 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.Toledo. The Story of an Old Spanish Capital
The portal is very fine, but the Moorish features are the work of Mudejar and not Almohade artisans.
Then there is the superb staircase with its "half-orange" ceiling, and the chapel with its mixed Gothic and Mudejar features.
The building illustrates the fashion of the Mudejar and Renaissance styles, almost to the effacement of the former.
- medieval history a Spanish Moor, esp one permitted to stay in Spain after the Christian reconquest
- of or relating to a style of architecture orginated by Mudéjares
from Arabic mudajjan one permitted to remain
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