sayyid

noun

say·​yid ˈsī-yəd How to pronounce sayyid (audio)
ˈsā-;
ˈsīd,
ˈsād
1
: an Islamic chief or leader
2
: lord, sir
used as a courtesy title for a Muslim of rank or lineage

Word History

Etymology

Arabic

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sayyid was in 1788

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“Sayyid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sayyid. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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