sayyid

[ sah-yid, sey-id ]
/ ˈsɑ yɪd, ˈseɪ ɪd /

noun

(in Islamic countries) a supposed descendant of Muhammad through his grandson Hussein, the second son of his daughter Fatima.
a title of respect, especially for royal personages.

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Origin of sayyid

1780–90; <Arabic: lord
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sayyid

sayid said

/ (ˈsaɪɪd) /

noun

a Muslim claiming descent from Mohammed's grandson Husain
a Muslim honorary title

Word Origin for sayyid

C17: from Arabic: lord
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