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

Definition of Almoravid

: 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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First Known Use of Almoravid

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Almoravid

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

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“Almoravid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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