from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Umayyad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a dynasty of califs which reigned in the East a. d. 661-750, the first of whom was Mo'awiya, descendant of Omayya (the founder of a noted Arab family), and successor to Ali.
- Of or pertaining to the dynasty of califs called the Omayyads.
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- n. the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus
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