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[al-muh-rah-vid, al-mawr-uh-, -mohr-]
  1. a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa from 1056 to 1147.
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Also Al·mo·ra·vide [al-mawr-uh-vahyd, -mohr-, al-muh-rah-vahyd] /ælˈmɔr əˌvaɪd, -ˈmoʊr-, ˌæl məˈrɑ vaɪd/.

Origin of Almoravid

< Spanish < Arabic al-murābit literally, the occupant of a fortified convent
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Historical Examples

  • Later in life he visited Cordova, already in its decline through the illiberal government of the Almoravid dynasty.

    A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy

    Isaac Husik

  • The Almoravid princes who founded Marrakech came from the black desert of Senegal; themselves were leaders of wild hordes.

    In Morocco

    Edith Wharton

  • Thus was the Almoravid dynasty established, with its capital at Cordova, and which lasted until 1147.


    Frederick Albion Ober

  • It was no longer the glorious city of the days before the Almoravid conquest.

  • Finally he retired to the Almoravid court at Fez, where he was poisoned in 1138.