Omayyad definition

  • others:
    • See Umayyad.
    • Of or with respect to the dynasty of califs labeled as the Omayyads.
  • noun:
    • One of a dynasty of califs which reigned into the East a. d. 661-750, the initial of who ended up being Mo'awiya, descendant of Omayya (the president of a noted Arab family), and successor to Ali.
    • initial dynasty of Arab caliphs whoever capital ended up being Damascus

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