[ sah-fah-weed ]
/ sɑˈfɑ wid /
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a member of a dynasty that ruled in Persia from c1500 to 1736.
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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|Bruce Riedel|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It indicates the highest technique acquired in the early part of the Safavid dynasty.
The oldest that remain belong to the early part of the Safavid rule.