Definition of Omayyad
1. Noun. The first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus.
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Literary usage of Omayyad
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1922)
"Moreover, the tombs of the omayyad Caliphs were rifled, and their bones burnt and ... So the grievances of Ali were avenged at last, and the omayyad line ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The omayyad Caliph marched forth at the.head of an army composed of ... Soon after, the omayyad arms having sustained a check from the ..."
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The names of three great poets adorn the omayyad period: ... One other short-lived movement of the omayyad period should be mentioned. ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Other revolts of the Copts are recorded for the year 739 and 750, the last year of omayyad domination. The outbreaks in all cases arc attributed to ..."
5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"For two centuries Portugal remained subject to the omayyad caliphs, ... Towards the close of the 10th century, as the omayyad caliphate grew weaker, ..."
6. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"Defeat of Merwan, and downfall of the omayyad dynasty. THE ABBASID DYNASTY (750-1258 AD) 750 ... He has all the omayyad princes (except Abd ar-Rahman b. ..."