Ayyubid

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Apr. 2024.

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