(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.
- Also said, sayed, sayid .
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How to use sayyid in a sentence
Sayed Jalees and Ursula Frei embraced their daughter, and made sure the rest of the family knew it.How A Muslim Dad Reacted To His Daughter Coming Out | Moral Courage | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her mother Ursula is from Switzerland, and her father Sayed is from Pakistan.How A Muslim Dad Reacted To His Daughter Coming Out | Moral Courage | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The 39-year-old teacher lost his best friend Tariq el-Sayed in the massacre at Rabaa al-Adawiya last August.
Sayed Hashim Saeed was 15 years, nine months and six days old the day he died.
Headley was born Daood Sayed Gilani in Washington, D.C., in 1960.Five Years On, Mumbai Terror Masterminds Still at Large | Bruce Riedel | November 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
An' he sayed somethin' las' night 'bout gittin' a whole lot uv money.The Winning Clue | James Hay, Jr.
Thereupon they took advantage, and sayed it was a libel even against Lucas himself.Andrew Marvell | Augustine Birrell
He said, "You don't care, though Sayed Majid loses his money."
In these wars they succeeded in gaining temporary possession of a part of Sooloo, and destroyed the tomb of Sayed Alli.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 | Various
Ole Mis' kind of sighed and sayed: 'Benjy, that gull gwine breck her neck some day on that hoss.'
British Dictionary definitions for sayyid
a Muslim claiming descent from Mohammed's grandson Husain
a Muslim honorary title
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