Definition of Mozarabic in English:

Mozarabic

adjective

historical
  • Relating to the Christian inhabitants of Spain under the Muslim Moorish kings.

    • ‘Through this point of contact, Mozarabic art transmitted Moorish features to the European Romanesque.’
    • ‘The Mozarabic liturgy had perfected the deathbed penance more than any other liturgy.’
    • ‘To complicate the matter further Benedict of Aniane, the ninth-century liturgical reformer, incorporated several prayers from the Mozarabic liturgy for the dead into the Roman liturgy.’
    • ‘In the Mozarabic liturgy the feast of Saint John fell on December 29.’
    • ‘The Visigothic Church developed a liturgical music, Mozarabic chant, used until its abolition in the 11th century.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Mozarabic

/məʊˈzarabɪk/