Marrano


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Mar·ra·no

 (mə-rä′nō)
n. pl. Mar·ra·nos Offensive
Used as a disparaging term for a Converso.

[Spanish, pig, Marrano (from the Jewish prohibition against eating pork), probably from Arabic maḥram, something forbidden, from ḥarama, to forbid; see x̣rm in Semitic roots.]

Marrano

(məˈrɑːnəʊ)
n, pl -nos
(Judaism) a Spanish or Portuguese Jew of the late Middle Ages who was converted to Christianity, esp one forcibly converted but secretly adhering to Judaism
[from Spanish, literally: pig, with reference to the Jewish prohibition against eating pig meat]

Mar•ra•no

(məˈrɑ noʊ)

n., pl. -nos.
a Spanish or Portuguese Jew forced to convert to Christianity during the late Middle Ages.
[< Sp: literally, pig, from the Jewish law forbidding the eating of pork]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Marrano - (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
Converso - (medieval Spain and Portugal) a Jew or Moor who professed to convert to Christianity in order to avoid persecution or expulsion
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Al dia siguiente se propago que "el asesino de la periodista" habia sido ejecutado en la ciudad de Chihuahua por un comando armado que dejo el mensaje: "Este es el marrano que asesino a la periodista Miroslava por orden del 80 en complicidad con Pablo Ernesto Rocha Esto es la prueba de que no queremos marranos haciendo Injusticia" (sic).
Asimismo, las deudas podian pagarse con ancas de marrano ahumadas.
E sugestivo que Mendes Pinto tenha definido sua jornada pelo Oriente enquanto "peregrinacao," principalmente se levarmos em conta que o termo "peregrino" foi considerado "a Marrano word par excellence to describe the intense insecurity of the crypto-Jew in Iberia, used by sixteenth-century writer Nunez de Reinoso and Antonio Enriquez Gomez inter alia" (Oelman 127, n.
Following the global financial crisis in 2008, the corporate financing gap in CESEE has turned positive reflecting low financing needs due to lower investments and, in part, higher savings ", stated Mauro Giorgio Marrano, Deputy Head of CEE Strategic Analysis at UniCredit.
O: "Adivinaba el menu, carne roja a la parrilla o una presa de paleta de marrano, en mis ganas y en movimientos.
Pero el abuelo, comerciante en lanas y sedas, fue procesado por la Inquisicion de judaizar, esto es, de ser un marrano que, en secreto, volvia a la religion de sus padres, la judia.
La historia empieza cuando Don Luis el Viejo esta presentando su caso frente al Tribunal de la Santa Inquisicion en la Ciudad de Mexico: el no es judio ni marrano, nunca lo ha sido y ha sido enganado por su hermana y su familia, quienes han viajado con el a la Nueva Espana y han gozado de sus victorias como colonizador, jurando ser catolicos aunque en realidad siguen practicando y creyendo en la religion judia.
His grandfather told him about family practices--such as washing hands before meals, not making the sign of the cross at church services, and baking white bread for the Sabbath--that suggested a Marrano background.
Cecil Roth, ever careful to portray the Jews of Amsterdam as cosmopolitan, sophisticated, and rational, dismissed Montezinos's account as the "ravings of a wild eyed marrano.
eso no es comida pa' uno, uno en el campo no sufre por comida, va al solar y agarra que una gallina, que un marrano, que el platano, el pescao que es lo que a uno le gusta y lo tiene a mano .