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sayyid

[sah-yid, sey-id] /ˈsɑ yɪd, ˈseɪ ɪd/
noun
1.
(in Islamic countries) a supposed descendant of Muhammad through his grandson Hussein, the second son of his daughter Fatima.
2.
a title of respect, especially for royal personages.
Also, said, sayed, sayid.
Origin of sayyid
1780-1790
1780-90; < Arabic: lord
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  • At the same moment arrived sayyid Qsim, the commandant of Pp!

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    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • This may be the one with which sayyid Dakn was concerned (f. 346).

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  • This was the reform in Islam led by sayyid Ahmad16 and his followers.

  • His tutor, sayyid Mamd,482 presumably was a Sha; through this he himself became infected by that heresy.

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  • sayyid Qsim must have lain down carelessly to sleep, without setting a watch.

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  • He was a sayyid of Trm on his fathers side; on his mothers he was related both to Sl.

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  • At that time there were excellent archer-braves; one of the most distinguished was sayyid Muammad-i-ars.

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  • sayyid Qsim being in shame at past occurrences,1520 we dismounted at his house and drank a few cups.

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  • I have not found mention elsewhere of Amad s. of Mrn-shh; the sayyid in his style points to a sayyida mother.

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British Dictionary definitions for sayyid

sayyid

/ˈsaɪɪd/
noun
1.
a Muslim claiming descent from Mohammed's grandson Husain
2.
a Muslim honorary title
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic: lord
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Word Origin and History for sayyid

also sayid, Islamic title of honor, applied to descendants of Hussein, Muhammad's grandson, 1788, from Arabic sayyid "lord, chief," perhaps literally "speaker, spokesman."

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