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Abbasid

[uh-bas-id, ab-uh-sid] /əˈbæs ɪd, ˈæb ə sɪd/
noun
1.
a member of a dynasty of caliphs ruling at Baghdad, a.d. 750–1258, governing most of the Islamic world and claiming descent from Abbas, uncle of Muhammad.
Also, Abbassid, Abbasside
[uh-bas-ahyd, ab-uh-sahyd] /əˈbæs aɪd, ˈæb əˌsaɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Arabic (al-)ʿabbās + -id1
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  • The abbasids were merciless with all umayyads that they found.
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Abbasid

/ˈæbəˌsɪd; əˈbæsɪd/
noun
1.
  1. any caliph of the dynasty that ruled the Muslim empire from Baghdad (750–1258) and claimed descent from Abbas, uncle of Mohammed
  2. (as modifier) the Abbasid dynasty
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