noun, often attributive Umay·yad \ü-ˈmī-əd\

Definition of Umayyad

  1. :  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: 1758

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