Fatimid

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Fat·i·mid

 (făt′ə-mĭd′) also Fat·i·mite (-mīt′)
A Muslim dynasty that ruled North Africa and parts of Egypt (909-1171).

Fatimid

(ˈfætɪmɪd)
n
1. (Historical Terms) a member of the Muslim dynasty, descended from Fatima, daughter of Mohammed, and Ali, her husband, that ruled over North Africa and parts of Egypt and Syria (909–1171)
2. (Historical Terms) Also called: Fatimite a descendant of Fatima and Ali

Fat•i•mid

(ˈfæt ə mɪd)

also Fat•i•mite

(-ˌmaɪt)

n.
1. any caliph of the North African dynasty, 909–1171, claiming descent from Fatima and Ali.
2. any descendant of Fatima and Ali.
[1720–30]
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fatimide
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