converso (plural conversos)
- (historical) A Jew or Muslim in Spain or Portugal who converted to Roman Catholicism under duress, particularly during the 14th and 15th centuries.
2007, January 20, “Sam Roberts”, in New Favor for a Name That Straddles Cultures:
- Guillermina Jasso, a sociology professor at New York University, said Angel was “evocative of the old converso practice of taking on very Christian surnames as a way of survival in a suspicious environment.”
- 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 672-3:
- In the Inquisition's terms, both were automatically suspect by the fact that their families were conversos, and they might be seen as emerging from that maelstrom of religious energy released by the religious realignment of Spain in the 1490s.
See etymology on the main entry.
- dative masculine singular of
- dative neuter singular of
- ablative masculine singular of
- ablative neuter singular of
- converso in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- converso in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- converso in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette