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


(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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Also said, say·ed, say·id.

Origin of sayyid

1780–90; < Arabic: lord Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sayyid


sayid said

/ (ˈsaɪɪd) /


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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