a member of a dynasty that ruled in Persia from c1500 to 1736.
Also, Safawid [sah-fah-weed] .

1910–15; < Arabic ṣafawī, adj. derivative of Ṣafī al-Dīn Isḥāq, ancestor of royal house + -id1 Unabridged
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