Umayyad

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U·may·yad

 (o͞o-mī′ăd) or O·may·yad also Om·mi·ad (ō-mī′ăd)
The first dynasty of Arab caliphs (661-750). Its capital was Damascus, and it is known for its encouragement of the arts and architecture.

Umayyad

(uːˈmaɪjæd)
n
(Biography) a variant spelling of Omayyad
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Noun1.Umayyad - the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was DamascusUmayyad - the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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A young boy entered into the palace of one of the Umayyid Caliphs to address him on behalf of his tribe.
For all the talk of the so-called 'Islamic State' representing an anachronistic return to medieval barbarity, the Muslim Umayyid caliphate that conquered and established itself in Damascus in the 7th century does not seem to fit that mold.
There are items of Umayyid as well as Abbasid periods.