- son of (used in Arabic personal names): ibn Saud.
Origin of ibn
< Arabic: son (of); cf. ben4
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These included a flamboyant veteran of the war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan named Ibn al-Khattab.Tsarnaev Brothers’ Impact on U.S.-Russian Counterterrorism Cooperation
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Since the death of ibn Saud in 1953, succession has moved only among his sons.With Prince Muqrin’s Appointment, Saudi Succession Crisis Looms
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In that attack, the Scooter Killer's first, the paratrooper, Ibn Ziaten, had sought to sell his Suzuki Bandit motorcycle.French Shooting Suspect Mohamed Merah Under Siege in Raid
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To his credit, Ibn Thabit's pro-revolution songs had been making the scene before the revolution.
One of the first musicians to have distinguished himself in the Libyan revolution is the U.K.-based rapper Ibn Thabit.
This contradicts the story given by Ibn Hisham and Mr. Muir.A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihd'
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This phrase, says Ibn Khallikan, afterwards became a proverb.
Thus the cautious encyclopædia; but Ibn Khallikan has no such hesitancy.
I have not borrowed much from Ibn Khallikan's heroics, but this is good.
The followers of Ibn Shfa' say it means "placing the hands on the breast in prayer."The Faith of Islam