- a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa during the 12th and 13th centuries.
Also Al·mo·hade [al-muh-heyd, -had] /ˈæl məˌheɪd, -ˌhæd/.
Origin of Almohad
From the Arabic word al-muwaḥḥid literally, the one who professes the unity of God
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Examples from the Web for almohades
But the Giralda as we now see it is a third as high again as it was left by the Almohades.
After this success, the Almohades endeavoured to pacify the unruly among their neighbours.
Conquest by the Almohades came as a redemption from the tyranny of the Almoravides.
If this is true, only a few Almohades remained in the place.
He was, beyond doubt, the greatest and best of the Almohades.
Word Origin and History for almohades
12c. Muslim religious power that ruled Spain and North Africa, founded by Mohammed ibn Abdullah, the name is literally "the Unitarians," short for Arabic al-muwahhidun "they who profess the unity (of God)," so called for their absolutist monotheism.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper