el cid campeador cid


[sid; Spanish theed]
The ("El Cid Campeador"; Rodrigo Díaz de Bivar) c1040–99, Spanish soldier: hero of the wars against the Moors.
(italics) Le, Le Cid.
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Cid (sɪd, Spanish θið)
Elorthe. original name Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. ?1043--99, Spanish soldier and hero of the wars against the Moors

abbreviation for
1.  (in Britain) Criminal Investigation Department; the detective division of a police force
2.  cruel, inhumane, and degrading: denoting the brutal and demeaning treatment of prisoners

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Word Origin & History

1687, from Sp. cid "chief, commander," from Arabic sayyid "lord." A title given in Sp. lit. to Castilian nobleman and warlord Ruy Diaz, Count of Bivar (c.1040-1099).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. Choice in Dying

  2. Criminal Investigation Department

  3. Eastern Iowa Airport (Cedar Rapids, IA)

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