plural Samanids
or Samani
: a member of a 9th and 10th century Persian dynasty ruling from Bokhara and encouraging literature and art

Word History


Saman, eponymous ancestor of the first ruler of the dynasty + English -id

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“Samanid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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