Safawid

noun Sa·fa·wid \səˈfäˌwēd\\-ä(ˌ)wē\
variants: or

Safavid

\səˈfäˌwēd\ less commonly

Safavi

\-ä(ˌ)wē\

Definition of Safawid

plural

-s

  1. :  a member of an Islamic Persian dynasty founded in 1502 by Shah Ismail

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Origin and Etymology of safawid

Safawid, Safavid from Arabic ṣafawīy descended from Ṣafī-al-Dīn (from Ṣafī-al-Dīn †1334 Persian saint of Arab lineage) + English -id; Safavi from Arabic ṣafawīy


First Known Use: 1888


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