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Umayyad

[oo-mahy-ad] /uˈmaɪ æd/
noun
1.

Omayyad

or Ommiad, Umayyad

[oh-mahy-ad] /oʊˈmaɪ æd/
noun, plural Omayyads, Omayyades
[oh-mahy-uh-deez] /oʊˈmaɪ əˌdiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a member of the dynasty that ruled at Damascus a.d. 661–750, claiming descent from Omayya, cousin of the grandfather of Muhammad the Prophet.
2.
a member of the dynasty of caliphs that ruled in southern Spain, a.d. 756–1031: related to the Damascus dynasty.
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Umayyad

/uːˈmaɪjæd/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Omayyad

Omayyad

/əʊˈmaɪæd/
noun (pl) -yads, -yades (-əˌdiːz) -ads, -ades (-əˌdiːz)
1.
a caliph of the dynasty ruling (661–750 ad) from its capital at Damascus
2.
an emir (756–929 ad) or caliph (929–1031 ad) of the Omayyad dynasty in Spain
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Word Origin and History for 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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