Almoravid

noun Al·mo·ra·vid \ˌalməˈrävə̇d, alˈmōrəv-\
variants: or

Almoravide

Definition of Almoravid

plural

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  1. :  a member of a Muslim dynasty of North Africa that flourished 1049–1145, led a religious reform along orthodox Islamic lines, and established political dominance over northwestern Africa and Spain

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Origin and Etymology of almoravid

Arabic al-murābiṭ literally, the inhabitant of a fortified convent


First Known Use: 1676


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