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sayyid

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noun say·yid \ˈsī-yəd, ˈsā-; ˈsīd, ˈsād\

Definition of sayyid

  1. 1 :  an Islamic chief or leader

  2. 2 :  lord, sir —used as a courtesy title for a Muslim of rank or lineage



Origin and Etymology of sayyid

Arabic


First Known Use: 1788


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