noun Al·id \ˈa-ləd, ˈä-\

Definition of Alid



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

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Origin and Etymology of alid

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

First Known Use: 1892

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capable of being understood in two ways

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