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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. 2018.
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  • But the Giralda as we now see it is a third as high again as it was left by the almohades.

    Southern Spain A.F. Calvert
  • After this success, the almohades endeavoured to pacify the unruly among their neighbours.

    Southern Spain A.F. Calvert
  • Conquest by the almohades came as a redemption from the tyranny of the Almoravides.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
  • If this is true, only a few almohades remained in the place.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
  • He was, beyond doubt, the greatest and best of the almohades.

  • Many of the learned fled to Spain, where the revulsion under the almohades had not yet taken place; all were dispersed.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • This was not so when the fierce Almoravides and fiercer almohades overran Spain in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

  • Fifty-five years later all Andalusia was annexed to the empire of the almohades.

    Southern Spain A.F. Calvert
  • The almohades did much to embellish and to improve the city during their century of sovereignty.

    Southern Spain A.F. Calvert
  • Contreras assigns a date to this room even earlier than the advent of the almohades.

    Southern Spain A.F. Calvert
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
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