[ al-muh-had ]
/ ˈæl məˌhæd /
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a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa during the 12th and 13th centuries.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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
Words nearby Almohad
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Example sentences from the Web for Almohad
After his death, the Almohad empire followed the downward curve to which all Oriental rule seems destined.
And so seventeenth century Meknez has perished while the Almohad walls and towers of the tenth century still stand.