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.
Examples from the Web for umayyad
“Palmyra, Krac des Chevaliers, Afamia, the Umayyad Mosque—I took them everywhere,” he said, speaking to me in English.Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace
November 18, 2014
The Umayyads, with a single exception, were The Umayyad dynasty.
With his death, however, the decline of the Umayyad dynasty began.
Von Kremer, however, traces their origin to the theological controversies of the Umayyad period.The Development of Metaphysics in Persia
- 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
Word Origin and History for umayyad
"member of a Muslim dynasty which ruled the Caliphate 661-750 C.E. and in 756 C.E. founded an emirate in Spain," 1758, from Arabic, from Umayya, proper name of an ancestor of Muhammad from whom the dynasty claimed descent.