Umayyad

Umayyad

[oo-mahy-ad]
noun
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Umayyad (uːˈmaɪjæd)
 
n
a variant spelling of Omayyad

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Umayyad
"member of a Muslim dynasty which ruled the Caliphate 661-750 C.E. and in 756 C.E. founded an emirate in Spain," 1758, from Arabic, from Umayya, proper name of an ancestor of Muhammad from whom the dynasty claimed descent.
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