Marrano

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From Spanish marrano, of disputed origin. Perhaps a transferred use of marrano (hog), but many sources regard them as distinct words.

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Marrano (plural Marranos)

  1. (historical) Any of the Sephardi Jews who stayed in Iberia during the Spanish Inquisition, and continued to practice Judaism in secret.
    • 1999, Karen Armstrong, The Case for God, Vintage 2010, p. 161:
      In the Portuguese universities, the Marranos had studied logic, physics, medicine and mathematics, but they had no expertise in the more intuitive disciplines of Jewish practice.

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