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Almoravid

[al-muh-rah-vid, al-mawr-uh-, -mohr-] /ˌæl məˈrɑ vɪd, ælˈmɔr ə-, -ˈmoʊr-/
noun
1.
a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa from 1056 to 1147.
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[al-mawr-uh-vahyd, -mohr-, al-muh-rah-vahyd] /ælˈmɔr əˌvaɪd, -ˈmoʊr-, ˌæl məˈrɑ vaɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Spanish < Arabic al-murābit literally, the occupant of a fortified convent
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Almoravide

/ælˈmɔːrəˌvaɪd/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
from Arabic al-murābitūn the holy ones
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