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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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Historical Examples

  • But the Giralda as we now see it is a third as high again as it was left by the Almohades.

    Southern Spain

    A.F. Calvert

  • After this success, the Almohades endeavoured to pacify the unruly among their neighbours.

    Southern Spain

    A.F. Calvert

  • Conquest by the Almohades came as a redemption from the tyranny of the Almoravides.

    The Story of Seville

    Walter M. Gallichan

  • If this is true, only a few Almohades remained in the place.

    The Story of Seville

    Walter M. Gallichan

  • He was, beyond doubt, the greatest and best of the Almohades.


Word Origin and History for almohades

Almohades

12c. Muslim religious power that ruled Spain and North Africa, founded by Mohammed ibn Abdullah, the name is literally "the Unitarians," short for Arabic al-muwahhidun "they who profess the unity (of God)," so called for their absolutist monotheism.

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