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Omayyad

or Om·mi·ad

[ oh-mahy-ad ]
/ oʊˈmaɪ æd /
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noun, plural O·may·yads, O·may·ya·des [oh-mahy-uh-deez]. /oʊˈmaɪ əˌdiz/.
a member of the dynasty that ruled at Damascus a.d. 661–750, claiming descent from Omayya, cousin of the grandfather of Muhammad the Prophet.
a member of the dynasty of caliphs that ruled in southern Spain, a.d. 756–1031: related to the Damascus dynasty.
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Also U·may·yad [oo-mahy-ad] /uˈmaɪ æd/ .

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Omayyad

Ommiad

/ (əʊˈmaɪæd) /

noun plural -yads or -yades (-əˌdiːz) or -ads or -ades (-əˌdiːz)
a caliph of the dynasty ruling (661–750 ad) from its capital at Damascus
an emir (756–929 ad) or caliph (929–1031 ad) of the Omayyad dynasty in Spain
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