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Relating to the Christian inhabitants of Spain under the Muslim Moorish kings.
- ‘The Visigothic Church developed a liturgical music, Mozarabic chant, used until its abolition in the 11th century.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The Mozarabic liturgy had perfected the deathbed penance more than any other liturgy.’
- ‘In the Mozarabic liturgy the feast of Saint John fell on December 29.’
- ‘Through this point of contact, Mozarabic art transmitted Moorish features to the European Romanesque.’
Late 17th century: from Spanish mozárabe (from Arabic musta῾rib, literally making oneself an Arab) + -ic.
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