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Umayyad

[oo-mahy-ad]
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Omayyad

or Om·mi·ad, U·may·yad

[oh-mahy-ad]
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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Umayyad

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Omayyad
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Omayyad

Ommiad

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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Word Origin and History for umayyad

Umayyad

"member of a Muslim dynasty which ruled the Caliphate 661-750 C.E. and in 756 C.E. founded an emirate in Spain," 1758, from Arabic, from Umayya, proper name of an ancestor of Muhammad from whom the dynasty claimed descent.

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