noun, often attributive \ü-ˈmī-əd\

Definition of UMAYYAD

:  a member of a dynasty of caliphs based in Damascus that ruled from A.D. 661 to 750

Origin of UMAYYAD

Arabic (banū) umayya, Meccan kin group to which the Umayyad caliphs belonged
First Known Use: 1758


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