- a member of a dynasty of caliphs ruling at Baghdad, a.d. 750–1258, governing most of the Islamic world and claiming descent from Abbas, uncle of Muhammad.
Also Ab·bas·sid, Ab·bas·side [uh-bas-ahyd, ab-uh-sahyd] /əˈbæs aɪd, ˈæb əˌsaɪd/.
Origin of Abbasid
< Arabic (al-)ʿabbās + -id1
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This was especially true of the Abbasid dynasty, who came into power in 750.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
The ruling dynasty of Julanda in their capital Suhar lasted on till the Abbasid period.
With the establishment of the Abbasid dynasty, a new epoch in Arabian poetry began.
This Mahommed, the father of the two first Abbasid caliphs, was a man of unusual ability and great ambition.
From that time forward the Abbasid caliphs became the maintainers of orthodox Islam, just as the Omayyads had been.
- any caliph of the dynasty that ruled the Muslim empire from Baghdad (750–1258) and claimed descent from Abbas, uncle of Mohammed
- (as modifier)the Abbasid dynasty
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