or Om·mi·ad, U·may·yad
- a member of the dynasty that ruled at Damascus a.d. 661–750, claiming descent from Omayya, cousin of the grandfather of Muhammad the Prophet.
- a member of the dynasty of caliphs that ruled in southern Spain, a.d. 756–1031: related to the Damascus dynasty.
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End of the Ommiad and rise of the Abbasside dynasty of caliphs; all the family of the former, except Abderrahman, put to death.
A multitude of petty Moorish States disputed with each other the heritage of the Ommiad caliphs.
- a variant spelling of Omayyad
- a caliph of the dynasty ruling (661–750 ad) from its capital at Damascus
- an emir (756–929 ad) or caliph (929–1031 ad) of the Omayyad dynasty in Spain
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