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Meaning of Omayyad

O•may•yad

Pronunciation: (ō-mī'ad), [key]
— pl. -yads, -ya•des
  1. a member of the dynasty that ruled at Damascusa.d.661–750, claiming descent from Omayya, cousin of the grandfather of Muhammad the Prophet.
  2. a member of the dynasty of caliphs that ruled in southern Spain,a.d.756–1031: related to the Damascus dynasty.
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