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sayyid

[sah-yid, sey-id] /ˈsɑ yɪd, ˈseɪ ɪd/
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 of sayyid
1780-1790
1780-90; < Arabic: lord
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sayyid

/ˈsaɪɪd/
noun
1.
a Muslim claiming descent from Mohammed's grandson Husain
2.
a Muslim honorary title
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic: lord
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Word Origin and History for sayyid

also sayid, Islamic title of honor, applied to descendants of Hussein, Muhammad's grandson, 1788, from Arabic sayyid "lord, chief," perhaps literally "speaker, spokesman."

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