Fatimid

[ fat-uh-mid ]

noun
  1. any caliph of the North African dynasty, 909–1171, claiming descent from Fatima and Ali.

  2. any descendant of Fatima and Ali.

Origin of Fatimid

1
First recorded in 1720–30
  • Also Fat·i·mite [fat-uh-mahyt]. /ˈfæt əˌmaɪt/.

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Fatimid

/ (ˈfætɪmɪd) /


noun
  1. a member of the Muslim dynasty, descended from Fatima, daughter of Mohammed, and Ali, her husband, that ruled over North Africa and parts of Egypt and Syria (909–1171)

  2. Also called: Fatimite (ˈfætɪˌmaɪt) a descendant of Fatima and Ali

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