meaning of Almoravides

Almoravides meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Muslim Berber horde from Sahara which founded a dynasty in Morocco (11c.) and conquered most of Spain and Portugal. Title is Spanish, from Arabic al-Murabitun, literally "the monks surviving in a fortified convent," from ribat "fortified convent."

Sentence Examples with the word Almoravides

From the pilgrims to the Holy Sepulchre, but it is Crusade no less certain that he was disturbed by the fears aroused throughout the Latin world by the recrudescence of Mussulman invasions, and particularly by the victory won by the Almoravides over the Christian army at Zalaca (1086).

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