Umayyad

noun, often attributive
Umay·​yad | \ ü-ˈmī-əd How to pronounce Umayyad (audio) \

Definition of Umayyad

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

First Known Use of Umayyad

1758, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Umayyad

Arabic (banū) umayya, Meccan kin group to which the Umayyad caliphs belonged

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“Umayyad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Umayyad. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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