Abbasid

[ uh-bas-id, ab-uh-sid ]

noun
  1. a member of a dynasty of caliphs ruling at Baghdad, a.d. 750–1258, governing most of the Islamic world and claiming descent from Abbas, uncle of Muhammad.

Origin of Abbasid

1
<Arabic (al-)ʿabbās + -id1
  • Also Ab·bas·sid, Ab·bas·side [uh-bas-ahyd, ab-uh-sahyd]. /əˈbæs aɪd, ˈæb əˌsaɪd/.

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Abbasid

/ (ˈæbəˌsɪd, əˈbæsɪd) /


noun
    • any caliph of the dynasty that ruled the Muslim empire from Baghdad (750–1258) and claimed descent from Abbas, uncle of Mohammed

    • (as modifier): the Abbasid dynasty

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