Definition for umayyad (2 of 2)
or Om·mi·ad, U·may·yad
noun, plural O·may·yads, O·may·ya·des [oh-mahy-uh-deez] /oʊˈmaɪ əˌdiz/.
Examples from the Web for umayyad
“Palmyra, Krac des Chevaliers, Afamia, the Umayyad Mosque—I took them everywhere,” he said, speaking to me in English.Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace|Joshua Hersh|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Von Kremer, however, traces their origin to the theological controversies of the Umayyad period.The Development of Metaphysics in Persia|Muhammad Iqbal
The Umayyads, with a single exception, were The Umayyad dynasty.
With his death, however, the decline of the Umayyad dynasty began.
British Dictionary definitions for umayyad (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for umayyad (2 of 2)
noun plural -yads or -yades (-əˌdiːz) or -ads or -ades (-əˌdiːz)
Word Origin and History for 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.