Umayyad(redirected from Omayyad Empire)
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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.
(Biography) a variant spelling of Omayyad