plural -s
: one that claims descent from the caliph Ali and Fatima, son-in-law and daughter respectively of Muhammad

Word History


probably from (assumed) Medieval Latin Alides, from ʽAli ibn-abi-Ṭālib †661 Arab caliph + Latin -ides -id

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alid was in 1892

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“Alid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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