[ al-muh-had ]
/ ˈæl məˌhæd /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Almohad (ˈælməˌhæd)

/ (ˈælməˌheɪd, -ˌheɪdiː) /

noun plural -hades or -hads

a member of a group of puritanical Muslims, originally Berbers, who arose in S Morocco in the 12th century as a reaction against the corrupt Almoravides and who ruled Spain and all Maghrib from about 1147 to after 1213

Word Origin for Almohade

from Arabic al-muwahhid
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