el cid campeador


  1. Cid, The.


  1. The,El Cid CampeadorRodrigo Díaz de Bivar, c1040–99, Spanish soldier: hero of the wars against the Moors.
  2. (italics) Le. Le Cid.


  1. See Cid

abbreviation for

  1. (in Britain) Criminal Investigation Department; the detective division of a police force
  2. cruel, inhumane, and degrading: denoting the brutal and demeaning treatment of prisoners


  1. 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).

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