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Le Cid

[French luh seed] /French lə ˈsid/
noun
1.
a drama (1636) by Corneille.

Cid

[sid; Spanish theed] /sɪd; Spanish θid/
noun
1.
The ("El Cid Campeador"; Rodrigo Díaz de Bivar) c1040–99, Spanish soldier: hero of the wars against the Moors.
2.
(italics) Le, Le Cid.
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Historical Examples
  • I was in the very country of Le Cid at the time, living in a modest inn.

    My Recollections Jules Massenet
  • They were then going on with the rehearsals of Le Cid at the Opra which they intended to revive.

    My Recollections Jules Massenet
  • And I used them twenty-five years later in the fourth act of Le Cid.

    My Recollections Jules Massenet
  • And Le Cid went on its way both in the provinces and abroad.

    My Recollections Jules Massenet
  • It was in 1885, the master relates himself, when he had just terminated "Le Cid," that Mons.

    Masters of French Music Arthur Hervey
  • Then he watched them out of sight, with his arm through Le Cid's bridle-rein, and his trim English saddle sprawling at his feet.

    Zut and Other Parisians Guy Wetmore Carryl
  • I told the famous dramatist and I obtained his consent to interpolate this scene in the second act of Le Cid.

    My Recollections Jules Massenet
  • Or perhaps he might turn to the production of Corneille's most famous tragedy, Le Cid, in 1633.

  • It must not be confounded with the ancient theatre of the same name where in 1636 Corneille produced his famous tragedy Le Cid.

    Old and New Paris, v. 1 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • "Le Cid" has apparently proved to the taste of the habitus of the Opra, and has been successfully performed on the Continent.

    Masters of French Music Arthur Hervey
British Dictionary definitions for Le Cid

CID

abbreviation
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

/sɪd; Spanish θið/
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 Le Cid

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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