Ayyubid

noun Ay·yub·id \ īˈyübə̇d \
variants: or less commonly Ayyubite \-üˌbīt\

Definition of Ayyubid

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

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Origin and Etymology of ayyubid

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


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