Definition of Umayyad
: a member of a dynasty of caliphs based in Damascus that ruled from A.D. 661 to 750
Origin and Etymology of umayyad
Arabic (banū) umayya, Meccan kin group to which the Umayyad caliphs belonged
First Known Use: 1758See Words from the same year
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