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say·yid

 (sä′yĭd)
n. Islam
1. Used as a title and form of address for a male dignitary.
2. Used as a title for a descendant of the family of Muhammad.

[Arabic, from sāda, to become chief; see swd in Semitic roots.]

sayyid

(ˈsaɪɪd) or

sayid

;

said

n
1. (Islam) a Muslim claiming descent from Mohammed's grandson Husain
2. (Islam) a Muslim honorary title
[C17: from Arabic: lord]

say•yid

or say•ed or say•id

(ˈsɑ yɪd, ˈseɪ ɪd)

n.
1. a supposed descendant of Muhammad through his grandson Hussein.
2. an Islamic title of respect, esp. for royal personages.
[1780–90; < Arabic: lord]
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