Bu·​yid | \ ˈbüyə̇d \
variants: or Buwayhid or less commonly Buwaihid \ ˈbüwāˌhid \
plural Buyids\ ˈbüyə̇dz \ or Buyides\ " , -​ˌyīdz \ or Buwayhids\ ˈbüwāˌhidz \ or Buwayhides\ -​ˌhīdz \

Definition of Buyid

: 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

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History and Etymology for Buyid

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 13 Jul. 2020.

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