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[al-muh-had] /ˈæl məˌhæd/
a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa during the 12th and 13th centuries.
Also, Almohade
[al-muh-heyd, -had] /ˈæl məˌheɪd, -ˌhæd/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Almohad
From the Arabic word al-muwaḥḥid literally, the one who professes the unity of God Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Spain was now formed into a province of the almohade empire, the capital of which was in Africa.

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman
  • Seville and Crdova each had a different governor; the almohade unity was ruptured, and the empire was crumbling.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
  • The ajimez windows, the cusped arches, and the decorations of this doorway are fine examples of almohade art.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
  • The authority of the almohade khalifas was nominally recognized in the city sixteen years longer.

    Southern Spain A.F. Calvert
  • The portal is very fine, but the Moorish features are the work of Mudejar and not almohade artisans.

    Southern Spain A.F. Calvert
  • Mosaic tile-work, such as appears in Seville at the time of the almohade invasion.

British Dictionary definitions for almohade


/ˈælməˌheɪd; -ˌheɪdiː/
noun (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
Word Origin
from Arabic al-muwahhid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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