Safavid\səˈfäˌwēd\ less commonly
Definition of Safawid
: 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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