/oh muy"ad/, n., pl. Omayyads, Omayyades /-euh deez'/.
1. a member of the dynasty that ruled at Damascus A.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.
Also, Ommiad, Umayyad.

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