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)
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(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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The latter had proposed arbitration rules to settle a dispute over succession between him and his rival Mu'awiya - the Governor of Syria and the future founder of the Omayyad dynasty.