Almoravid

noun

Al·​mo·​ra·​vid
ˌalməˈrävə̇d,
alˈmōrəv-
variants or Almoravide
ˌ⸗⸗ˈ⸗və̇d,
⸗ˈ⸗⸗ˌvīd
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Almoravid was in 1676

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“Almoravid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Almoravid. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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