- n (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
- Thomas' hatred is not for Jews (who, he thinks, are damned anyway) but for the marrano, the converted Jew who might secretly practice Jewish rites.
News & Articles
- How To Recognize a Secret Spanish Jew by His Marrano Accent
Can you tell a secret Jew by his speech? A 19th-century British traveller immediately identified a so-called Marrano during a trip to Spain — and Philologos explains how. Click here for the rest of the article...
Aug. 25, 2013 - The Forward