Almoravid

Almoravid

[al-muh-rah-vid, al-mawr-uh-, -mohr-]
noun
a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa from 1056 to 1147.
Also, Almoravide [al-mawr-uh-vahyd, -mohr-, al-muh-rah-vahyd] .


Origin:
< Spanish < Arabic al-murābit literally, the occupant of a fortified convent

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Almoravide or Almoravid (ælˈmɔːrəˌvaɪd, ælˈmɔːrəvɪd)
 
n
a member of a fanatical people of Berber origin and Islamic faith, who founded an empire in N Africa that spread over much of Spain in the 11th century a.d
 
[from Arabic al-murābitūn the holy ones]
 
Almoravid or Almoravid
 
n
 
[from Arabic al-murābitūn the holy ones]

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