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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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper