Ghas·​sa·​nid | \ gəˈsänə̇d, gaˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of Ghassanid

: one of an Arab dynasty governing under the suzerainty of the Roman and Byzantine empires the Arab tribes of Palestine and the region about Palmyra from the 5th century a.d. to a.d. 636

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History and Etymology for Ghassanid

Ghassan, a 6th century a.d. people of northwestern Arabia + English -id

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“Ghassanid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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