abencerrages defined in 1939 yearabencerrages - Abencerrages;
abencerrages - Moorish family which settled in Spain in the 8th century. They attained to a position of influence, but in the 15th century, according to tradition, the principal members were massacred by Boabdil in the Hall of the Abencerrages in the Alhambra. On this incident Chateaubriand based a play and Cherubini an opera. See Spain: History.
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