- a member of a dynasty that ruled in Persia from c1500 to 1736.
Origin of Safavid
1910–15; < Arabic ṣafawī, adj. derivative of Ṣafī al-Dīn Isḥāq, ancestor of royal house + -id1
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Zarqawi never made any secret that his real target was the Safavid heartland itself, Iran.Zarqawism Lives: Iraq’s al Qaeda Nightmare Is Back
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The oldest that remain belong to the early part of the Safavid rule.
It indicates the highest technique acquired in the early part of the Safavid dynasty.