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Cid

[sid; Spanish theed] /sɪd; Spanish θid/
noun
1.
The ("El Cid Campeador"; Rodrigo Díaz de Bivar) c1040–99, Spanish soldier: hero of the wars against the Moors.
2.
(italics) Le, Le Cid.

Díaz de Bivar

[dee-ahth th e vee-vahr] /ˈdi ɑθ ðɛ viˈvɑr/
noun
1.
Rodrigo
[raw-th ree-gaw] /rɔˈðri gɔ/ (Show IPA),
or Ruy [rwee] /rwi/ (Show IPA), Cid, The.
Also, Díaz de Vivar
[dee-ahth th e vee-vahr] /ˈdi ɑθ ðɛ viˈvɑr/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for rodrigo diaz de bivar

Cid

/sɪd; Spanish θið/
noun
1.
El or the. original name Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. ?1043–99, Spanish soldier and hero of the wars against the Moors

CID

abbreviation
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 and History for rodrigo diaz de bivar

Cid

1680s, from Spanish cid "chief, commander," from Arabic sayyid "lord." A title given in Spanish literature to Castilian nobleman and warlord Ruy Diaz, Count of Bivar (c.1040-1099).

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CID

  1. Choice in Dying
  2. Criminal Investigation Department
  3. Eastern Iowa Airport (Cedar Rapids, IA)
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