Definition of Almohad in English:

Almohad

(also Almohade)

Pronunciation /ˈälməˌhäd/ /ˈɑlməˌhɑd/

nounAlmohads

  • A member of a Berber Muslim movement and dynasty that conquered the Spanish and North African empire of the Almoravids in the 12th century.

    ‘Lastly, Brett has put forward the possibility that the arrival of the Almoravids and Almohads created new markets for, and new channels of access to, black slaves in al-Andalus and North Africa, replacing the demand for whites.’
    • ‘In North Africa, the new Almohades dynasty was in the ascendant and took away most of Tunisia in the 1150s.’
    • ‘Early in the twelfth century the Almohads, another clan, overthrew the Almoravid dynasty and assumed rule.’
    • ‘The decisive foundation date in the history of Gibraltar is 1159 - the period when the Almohad Empire extended over all of Spain and North Africa.’
    • ‘Seville cathedral was originally built as a Mosque by the Almohads in the late 12th century but later became the largest Gothic church in the world.’

Origin

Spanish, ultimately from Arabic al-muwaḥḥidun ‘believers in one God’.