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or Om·mi·ad, U·may·yad

noun, plural O·may·yads, O·may·ya·des [oh-mahy-uh-deez] /oʊˈmaɪ əˌdiz/.
  1. 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.
  2. 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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noun plural -yads or -yades (-əˌdiːz) or -ads or -ades (-əˌdiːz)
  1. a caliph of the dynasty ruling (661–750 ad) from its capital at Damascus
  2. an emir (756–929 ad) or caliph (929–1031 ad) of the Omayyad dynasty in Spain
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