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Meaning of sayyid

say•yid

Pronunciation: (sä'yid, sā'id), [key]
— n.
  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, esp. for royal personages.
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