Alid

noun
Al·​id | \ ˈa-ləd, ˈä- \
plural -s

Definition of Alid

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

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First Known Use of Alid

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alid

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

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“Alid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alid. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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