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[uh-bas-id, ab-uh-sid]
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  1. a member of a dynasty of caliphs ruling at Baghdad, a.d. 750–1258, governing most of the Islamic world and claiming descent from Abbas, uncle of Muhammad.
Also Ab·bas·sid, Ab·bas·side [uh-bas-ahyd, ab-uh-sahyd] /əˈbæs aɪd, ˈæb əˌsaɪd/.

Origin of Abbasid

< Arabic (al-)ʿabbās + -id1
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British Dictionary definitions for abbassid


    1. any caliph of the dynasty that ruled the Muslim empire from Baghdad (750–1258) and claimed descent from Abbas, uncle of Mohammed
    2. (as modifier)the Abbasid dynasty
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Word Origin and History for abbassid


dynasty of caliphs of Baghdad (750-1258) claiming descent from Abbas (566-652), uncle of Muhammad. For his name, see abbot.

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