meaning of Alhambra

Alhambra meaning in General Dictionary

The palace associated with the Moorish kings at Granada

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  • a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings at the center years
  • The palace of the Moorish leaders at Granada.

Alhambra meaning in Etymology Dictionary

palace associated with Moorish kings in Granada, Spanish, from Arabic (al kal'at) al hamra "the purple (palace)," from fem. of ahmuru "red." So called for the sun-dried bricks of which its outer walls were built.


Alhambra meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The palace associated with the Moorish leaders at Granada.


Sentence Examples with the word Alhambra

In spite of the long neglect, wilful vandalism and ill-judged restoration which the Alhambra has endured, it remains the most perfect example of Moorish art in its final European development, - freed from the direct Byzantine influences which can be traced in the cathedral of Cordova, more elaborate and fantastic than the Giralda at Seville.

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