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Umayyad

also Omayyad, 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.

updated on August 23, 2019

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Definitions of Umayyad from WordNet

Umayyad (n.)
the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus;
Synonyms: Ommiad / Omayyad
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