- (in Islamic countries) a supposed descendant of Muhammad through his grandson Hussein, the second son of his daughter Fatima.
- a title of respect, especially for royal personages.
Origin of sayyid
Examples from the Web for sayed
Sayed Jalees and Ursula Frei embraced their daughter, and made sure the rest of the family knew it.
Her mother Ursula is from Switzerland, and her father Sayed is from Pakistan.
Sayed Hashim Saeed was 15 years, nine months and six days old the day he died.Bahrain’s Lethal Teargas War
Paul Adrian Raymond
January 19, 2014
“People are tired,” said Sayed Taha, 19, a Mahalla resident studying trade and commerce at nearby Tanta University.Egypt’s Cities Wage Satirical Secession Campaign
December 14, 2012
“They did not give her a chance,” Kunduz police spokesman Sayed Sarwar told The Daily Beast by phone.Afghanistan Horror: A 14-Year-Old Girl Is Beheaded
Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau
December 2, 2012
So it chaunced at a banket that the sayed image of the dyuell was lost and gone.Shakespeare Jest-Books;
As I sayed to them above, I can see no good reason for sinking the ship.The Flag of Distress
Still, she sayed the big elm, an' to get there she'll have to take the path comin' or goin' back.Gwen Wynn
Lais sayed vnto him: If thou be disposed to serue hir no longer, let hir not perceiue that thou hast gyuen hir ouer.The Palace of Pleasure
I sayed to myse'f, 'Dis ain't no way fo' you to do,' an' den I goes back.The Voodoo Gold Trail
- a Muslim claiming descent from Mohammed's grandson Husain
- a Muslim honorary title
Word Origin and History for sayed
also sayid, Islamic title of honor, applied to descendants of Hussein, Muhammad's grandson, 1788, from Arabic sayyid "lord, chief," perhaps literally "speaker, spokesman."