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Umayyad

noun, Umay·yad 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
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Origin of UMAYYAD

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

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