noun, often attributive
Fat·​i·​mid | \ ˈfatəməd, -(ˌ)mid \
variants: or less commonly Fatimite \ -​ˌmīt \
plural -s

Definition of Fatimid

: 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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History and Etymology for Fatimid

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

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“Fatimid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fatimid. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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