Re: USAGE: Cool Idioms (was Bibliography)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 28, 1999, 4:26|
On Sat, 27 Mar 1999 22:46:06 -0500 Carlos Thompson
>> So, maybe it's connected, maybe it isn't.....it could be some kind
>> Anusim ("marranos") thing, maybe?
>With the meanings I use for "marrano" and all the alternative meanings
>dictionary has, anything that is not a four-leged hog is obscure to
"Marranos" is the commonly-known name for the Anusim ("forced ones" in
Hebrew), Conversos, Crypto-Jews, etc....Jews who publicly became
Christians in order to escape the Expulsion from Spain in 1492 but
continued to practice Judaism in secret. The Inquisition was used to
find and kill them. The name "marrano" is probably because that's what
the Christians called them as an insult.
"do not fear sudden terror"
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