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Cid

Arabic for lord. Don Roderigo Laynez, Ruy Diaz (son of Diaz), Count of Bivar'. He was called “mio cid el campëador,” my lord the champion (1025-1099). Corruption of Saïd.

The Cid's horse.
Babieca. (3 or 4 syl.). (See Horse.) The Cid's sword. Colada. The sword taken by the Cid Roderigo from King Bucar was called Tizona. (See Sword.)

The Portuguese Cid.
Nunez Alvarez Pereira, general diplomatist. (1360-1431.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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