noun Date: 1788 a member of a dynasty of caliphs (750-1258) ruling the Islamic empire especially from their capital Baghdad and claiming descent from Abbas the uncle of Muhammad

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  • Abbāsid Dynastyʿ —       second of the two great dynasties of the Muslim Empire of the Caliphate. It overthrew the Umayyad caliphate in AD 750 and reigned as the ʿAbbāsid caliphate until destroyed by the Mongol invasion in 1258.       The name is derived from that… …   Universalium

  • Abbasid Caliphate —    The Abbasids, descended from Muhammed the Prophet s (q.v.) uncle Abbas, came to power in 749 in a revolt against the Umayyad Caliphate (q.v.). From their capital in Baghdad (q.v.), they held the caliphate (q.v.) from 750 1258. The early… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Abbasid — /euh bas id, ab euh sid/, n. a member of a dynasty of caliphs ruling at Baghdad, A.D. 750 1258, governing most of the Islamic world and claiming descent from Abbas, uncle of Muhammad. Also, Abbassid, Abbasside /euh bas uyd, ab euh suyd /. [ < Ar… …   Universalium

  • Abbasid — noun the dynastic name of the caliphs of Baghdad …   Wiktionary

  • Abbasid — n. member of a dynasty of caliphs who ruled an Islamic empire from Baghdad as from 750 to 1258 …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Abbasid — [ə basɪd, abəsɪd] noun a member of a dynasty of caliphs who ruled in Baghdad 750–1258. Origin named after Muhammad s uncle Abbas, founder of the dynasty …   English new terms dictionary

  • abbasid — ab·bas·id …   English syllables

  • Abbasid — Ab•bas•id [[t]əˈbæs ɪd, ˈæb ə sɪd[/t]] n. anh why ear a member of a dynasty of caliphs ruling most of the Islamic world from Baghdad, a.d. 750–1258, and claiming descent from Abbas, uncle of Muhammad …   From formal English to slang

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