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El Cid Campeador

[Spanish el theed kahm-pe-ah-th awr, seed]
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noun
  1. Cid, The.

Cid

[sid; Spanish theed]
noun
  1. The,El Cid CampeadorRodrigo Díaz de Bivar, c1040–99, Spanish soldier: hero of the wars against the Moors.
  2. (italics) Le. Le Cid.
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British Dictionary definitions for el cid campeador

El Cid Campeador

noun
  1. See Cid

CID

abbreviation for
  1. (in Britain) Criminal Investigation Department; the detective division of a police force
  2. cruel, inhumane, and degrading: denoting the brutal and demeaning treatment of prisoners

Cid

noun
  1. El or the. original name Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. ?1043–99, Spanish soldier and hero of the wars against the Moors
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Word Origin and History for el cid campeador

Cid

1680s, from Spanish cid "chief, commander," from Arabic sayyid "lord." A title given in Spanish literature to Castilian nobleman and warlord Ruy Diaz, Count of Bivar (c.1040-1099).

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