Ay·​yub·​id | \ īˈyübə̇d \
variants: or less commonly Ayyubite \ -​üˌbīt \
plural -s

Definition of Ayyubid

: a member of a Muslim dynasty founded in 1171 the separate branches of which flourished in Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and southern Arabia until the middle of the 13th century

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History and Etymology for Ayyubid

Ayyub ibn-Shadhi †1173 Kurd general, father of the founder of the dynasty + English -id (patronymic suffix) or -ite

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“Ayyubid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ayyubid. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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