sayid

sayyid

[sah-yid, sey-id]
noun
1.
(in Islamic countries) a supposed descendant of Muhammad through his grandson Hussein, the second son of his daughter Fatima.
2.
a title of respect, especially for royal personages.
Also, said, sayed, sayid.


Origin:
1780–90; < Arabic: lord

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sayyid, sayid or said (ˈsaɪɪd)
 
n
1.  a Muslim claiming descent from Mohammed's grandson Husain
2.  a Muslim honorary title
 
[C17: from Arabic: lord]
 
sayid, sayid or said
 
n
 
[C17: from Arabic: lord]
 
said, sayid or said
 
n
 
[C17: from Arabic: lord]

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sayyid
Muslim title of honor, applied to descendants of Hussein, Muhammad's grandson, 1788, from Arabic sayyid, lit. "lord, chief."
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