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sayed


noun

  1. (in Islamic countries) a supposed descendant of Muhammad through his grandson Hussein, the second son of his daughter Fatima.
  2. a title of respect, especially for royal personages.

noun

  1. a Muslim claiming descent from Mohammed’s grandson Husain
  2. a Muslim honorary title

also sayid, Islamic title of honor, applied to descendants of Hussein, Muhammad’s grandson, 1788, from Arabic sayyid “lord, chief,” perhaps literally “speaker, spokesman.”

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