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