variants or Buwayhid or less commonly Buwaihid
plural Buyids
or Buyides
or Buwayhids
or Buwayhides
: a member of a Persian Shiʽite dynasty that arose in a.d. 932 and extended its authority into Baghdad and reduced the caliphs to puppets before being overthrown by the Seljuk sultans in 1055

Word History


Abu Shaja Buya or Buwavha or Buwaiha, flourished a.d. 932 founder of the dynasty + English -id

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“Buyid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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