Omayyad

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Omayyad the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Omayyad One of a dynasty of califs which reigned in the East a. d. 661-750, the first of whom was Mo'awiya, descendant of Omayya (the founder of a noted Arab family), and successor to Ali. The Omayyads were succeeded by the Abbasids. The last of these Eastern Omayyads escaped to Spain, and founded the califate of Cordova, in a. d. 756. This Western califate, and with it the dynasty of Omayvads, became extinct in 1031. Also spelled Ommiad.
    • Omayyad Of or pertaining to the dynasty of califs called the Omayyads.
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Usage

In literature:

The fall of the Omayyads was their work, and with the Omayyads fell the Arabian empire.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
By a trick 'Ali was deposed (658), and the Omayyad dynasty was established with its capital at Damascus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
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