Ghassanid

noun

Ghas·​sa·​nid
gəˈsänə̇d,
gaˈ-
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Ghassanid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ghassanid. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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