moros y cristianos

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Spanish[edit]

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 moros y cristianos on Spanish Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmo.ɾos i kɾis.ˈtja.nos/

Noun[edit]

moros y cristianos m pl ‎(plurale tantum)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see moros,‎ y,‎ cristianos.
  2. a traditional festival celebrated in various cities across Spain, during which a mediaeval battle between pompously dressed Moors and Christians is simulated, ending with the Christians retaking the city
    • 2003, Marlène Albert-Llorca, José Antonio González Alcantud, Moros y Cristianos, Presses Universitaires du Mirail, page 12:
      Los misioneros que introdujeron las comedias de moros y cristianos en el Nuevo Mundo hicieron de la oposición moros/cristianos una metáfora de la oposición entre indios y cristianos.
      The missionaries who introduced the Moor and Christian comedies into the New World turned the Moors/Christians opposition into a metaphor of the opposition between Indians and Christians.