Omayyad

Omayyad

[oh-mahy-ad]
noun, plural Omayyads, Omayyades [oh-mahy-uh-deez] .
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.
Also, Ommiad, Umayyad.
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Omayyad or Ommiad (əʊˈmaɪæd)
 
n , pl -yads, -yades, -ads, -ades
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
 
Ommiad or Ommiad (əʊˈmaɪæd, -əˌdiːz)
 
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