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Almohad

[al-muh-had]
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noun
  1. a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa during the 12th and 13th centuries.
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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
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Examples from the Web for almohade

Historical Examples

  • Spain was now formed into a province of the Almohade empire, the capital of which was in Africa.

    A History of Spain

    Charles E. Chapman

  • Seville and Crdova each had a different governor; the Almohade unity was ruptured, and the empire was crumbling.

    The Story of Seville

    Walter M. Gallichan

  • The ajimez windows, the cusped arches, and the decorations of this doorway are fine examples of Almohade art.

    The Story of Seville

    Walter M. Gallichan

  • The authority of the Almohade khalifas was nominally recognized in the city sixteen years longer.

    Southern Spain

    A.F. Calvert

  • The portal is very fine, but the Moorish features are the work of Mudejar and not Almohade artisans.

    Southern Spain

    A.F. Calvert


British Dictionary definitions for almohade

Almohade

Almohad (ˈælməˌhæd)

noun plural -hades or -hads
  1. 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
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Word Origin

from Arabic al-muwahhid
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