- 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.
Also Ab·bas·sid, Ab·bas·side [uh-bas-ahyd, ab-uh-sahyd] /əˈbæs aɪd, ˈæb əˌsaɪd/.
Origin of Abbasid
< Arabic (al-)ʿabbās + -id1
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- 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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Word Origin and History for abbassid
dynasty of caliphs of Baghdad (750-1258) claiming descent from Abbas (566-652), uncle of Muhammad. For his name, see abbot.
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