Definition of Marrano

1. Noun. (medieval Spain and Portugal) a disparaging term for a Jew who converted to Christianity in order to avoid persecution but continued to practice their religion secretly.

Generic synonyms: Converso



Definition of Marrano

1. Noun. (historical) Any of the Sephardi Jews who stayed in Iberia during the Spanish Inquisition, and continued to practice Judaism in secret. ¹

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Definition of Marrano

1. a Jew in Spain who professed Christianity to avoid persecution [n -NOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marrano

Marquesas Islands
Marquess
Marquette
Marquis' reagent
Marquis de Lafayette
Marquis de Laplace
Marquis de Sade
Marquise de Maintenon
Marquise de Montespan
Marquise de Pompdour
Marrakech
Marrakesh
Marranic
Marranism
Marranist
Marrano (current term)
Marranos
Marrubium vulgare
Marruecos
Mars
Mars Express
Mars Rover
Mars bar parties
Mars brown
Marsala
Marsalas
Marsaxlokk
Marseillaise
Marseille

Literary usage of Marrano

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1. History of Zionism, 1600-1918 by Nahum Sokolow (1919)
"CHAPTER VI SOME OF MANASSEH'S VIEWS The massacres of Podolia—The Marrano Tragedy—Manasseh's views on the mission of Israel—Dispersion and Restoration—R. ..."

2. History of the Jews by Heinrich Graetz, Philipp Bloch (1895)
"Of the Jewish Marrano poetesses, it will suffice to name the fair and gifted Isabel ... Of a far different stamp was the Marrano Thomas de Pinedo (Isaac, ..."

3. History of the Jews by Heinrich Graetz, Philipp Bloch (1895)
"Of the Jewish Marrano poetesses, it will suffice to name the fair and gifted Isabel ... Of a far different stamp was the Marrano Thomas de Pinedo (Isaac, ..."

4. Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages by Henry Neuman, Giuseppe Baretti (1851)
"Rafter or wood-work which supports a floor or a cistern. Marrano, HA, a. Cursed, excommunicated. M ARRAR, en. To deviate from truth or justice. MARRAS, ad. ..."

5. Menasseh Ben Israel's Mission to Oliver Cromwell: Being a Reprint of the by Manasseh ben Israel (1901)
"... figuring in a lawsuit in London.2 In 1550 a Marrano physician was discovered living in London. Another, Roderigo Lopes, was court physician to Queen ..."

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