almohade

Almohad

[al-muh-had]
noun
a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa during the 12th and 13th centuries.
Also, Almohade [al-muh-heyd, -had] .


Origin:
< Arabic al-muwaḥḥid literally, the one who professes the unity of God

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Almohade or Almohad (ˈælməˌheɪd, -ˌheɪdiː, ˈælməˌhæd)
 
n , pl -hades, -hads
a member of a group of puritanical Muslims, originally Berbers, who arose in S Morocco in the 12th century as a reaction against the corrupt Almoravides and who ruled Spain and all Maghrib from about 1147 to after 1213
 
[from Arabic al-muwahhid]
 
Almohad or Almohad
 
n
 
[from Arabic al-muwahhid]

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