- The,El Cid CampeadorRodrigo Díaz de Bivar, c1040–99, Spanish soldier: hero of the wars against the Moors.
- (italics) Le. Le Cid.
- See Cid
- (in Britain) Criminal Investigation Department; the detective division of a police force
- cruel, inhumane, and degrading: denoting the brutal and demeaning treatment of prisoners
- El or the. original name Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. ?1043–99, Spanish soldier and hero of the wars against the Moors
1680s, from Spanish cid “chief, commander,” from Arabic sayyid “lord.” A title given in Spanish literature to Castilian nobleman and warlord Ruy Diaz, Count of Bivar (c.1040-1099).