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[al-muh-rah-vid, al-mawr-uh-, -mohr-] /ˌæl məˈrɑ vɪd, ælˈmɔr ə-, -ˈmoʊr-/
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] /ælˈmɔr əˌvaɪd, -ˈmoʊr-, ˌæl məˈrɑ vaɪd/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Almoravid
< Spanish < Arabic al-murābit literally, the occupant of a fortified convent Unabridged
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  • They aimed to bear me in chains to Cordova, that the almoravide might gloat over me alive, ere calling the headsman.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • And Hasham added, "Verily, the efreets bewitched the almoravide when he exiled such a horseman!"

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • The almoravide rule rested very lightly on the Moslem population, but only for a short time.

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman
  • He died in 1099, and at his death his territory was taken by Yussuf, the almoravide.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
British Dictionary definitions for almoravide


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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