Omayyad


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O·may·yad

 (ō-mī′ăd)

Omayyad

(əʊˈmaɪæd) or

Ommiad

n, pl -yads or -yades (-əˌdiːz) , -ads or -ades (-əˌdiːz)
1. (Biography) a caliph of the dynasty ruling (661–750 ad) from its capital at Damascus
2. (Biography) an emir (756–929 ad) or caliph (929–1031 ad) of the Omayyad dynasty in Spain
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Noun1.Omayyad - the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was DamascusOmayyad - the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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