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Umayyad (uːˈmaɪjæd)
a variant spelling of Omayyad

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Word Origin & History

"member of a Muslim dynasty which ruled the Caliphate 661-750 C.E. and in 756 C.E. founded an emirate in Spain," 1758, from Arabic, from Umayya, proper name of an ancestor of Muhammad from whom the dynasty claimed descent.
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Example sentences for umayyads
The abbasids were merciless with all umayyads that they found.
Great expansion of the caliphate occurred under the reign of the umayyads.
It appears as if the umayyads were not aware of the true strength of the franks.
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