[al-muh-rah-vid, al-mawr-uh-, -mohr-]
- a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa from 1056 to 1147.
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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Examples from the Web for almoravide
He died in 1099, and at his death his territory was taken by Yussuf, the Almoravide.The Story of Seville
Walter M. Gallichan
They aimed to bear me in chains to Cordova, that the Almoravide might gloat over me alive, ere calling the headsman.
And Hasham added, "Verily, the efreets bewitched the Almoravide when he exiled such a horseman!"
The Almoravide rule rested very lightly on the Moslem population, but only for a short time.A History of Spain
Charles E. Chapman
- a member of a fanatical people of Berber origin and Islamic faith, who founded an empire in N Africa that spread over much of Spain in the 11th century a.d
from Arabic al-murābitūn the holy ones
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