Abbasid

noun
Ab·​bas·​id | \ ə-ˈba-səd How to pronounce Abbasid (audio) , ˈa-bə-səd How to pronounce Abbasid (audio) \

Definition of Abbasid

: a member of a dynasty of caliphs (750–1258) ruling the Islamic empire especially from their capital Baghdad and claiming descent from Abbas the uncle of Muhammad

First Known Use of Abbasid

1719, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abbasid

ʽAbbās ibn ʽAbdias al-Muṭṭāālib died circa 653 uncle of Muhammad + -id entry 1

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“Abbasid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abbasid. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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