Origin of Almoravid
Examples from the Web for almoravides
This was assisted by the fact that they made common cause with their conquerors against the fanatic Almoravides and Almohades.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 1|Henry Charles Lea
The Almoravides came to his assistance, but precipitately retired.Southern Spain|A.F. Calvert
The Almoravides set out for Valencia, but they were dismayed by a violent tempest which arose and turned back.The Boy's Book of Heroes|Helena Peake
Conquest by the Almohades came as a redemption from the tyranny of the Almoravides.The Story of Seville|Walter M. Gallichan
Besieged at that time by the Almoravides, she sought help of Alfonso.
Word Origin and History for almoravides
Muslim Berber horde from the Sahara which founded a dynasty in Morocco (11c.) and conquered much of Spain and Portugal. The name is Spanish, from Arabic al-Murabitun, literally "the monks living in a fortified convent," from ribat "fortified convent."