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Safavid

[sah-fah-weed] /sɑˈfɑ wid/
noun
1.
a member of a dynasty that ruled in Persia from c1500 to 1736.
Also, Safawid
[sah-fah-weed] /sɑˈfɑ wid/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < Arabic ṣafawī, adj. derivative of Ṣafī al-Dīn Isḥāq, ancestor of royal house + -id1
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  • The last Safavid shah was executed, and the dynasty came to an end.

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