Fatimid

noun, often attributive Fat·i·mid \ˈfatəməd, -(ˌ)mid\
variants: less commonly

Fatimite

\-ˌmīt\

Definition of Fatimid

plural

-s

  1. :  a descendant of Fatima, a daughter of Muhammad, and Ali, the cousin of Muhammad and fourth caliph of Islam, regarded by the Shiʽites as a true heir to the caliphate; especially :  a member of the Fatimid dynasty ruling portions of North Africa during the period a.d. 909–1171

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Origin and Etymology of fatimid

Fatimaa.d. 632 daughter of Muhammad by his first wife + English -id or -ite


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