Definition of Fatimid in English:

Fatimid

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Pronunciation: /ˈfatɪmɪd
 
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noun

  • A member of a dynasty which ruled in parts of northern Africa, Egypt, and Syria from 909 to 1171, and founded Cairo as its capital in 969.
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    • Founded by the Fatimids in 969; Fatimid Cairo contains al-Azhar, the renowned Islamic university.
    • In particular, they wanted to take Jerusalem, the city of Jesus Christ, away from the Islamic Fatimids who were ruling it.
    • The Fatimids in Egypt were falling apart in the 1150s.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Fatimids.
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    • He came to Egypt in 1168 as an assistant to his uncle, who was a general and then became the vizier of the last Fatimid caliph.
    • Local administration continued with little change, and the country's prosperity is reflected in the richness of Fatimid art and architecture.
    • A prolific writer, al-Kirmani was one of the most learned Ismaili theologians of the Fatimid times.

Derivatives

Fatimite

noun & adjective
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  • The elated voices belonged to the final year Fatimites.

Origin

from Arabic Fāṭima (see Fatima, from whom the dynasty is said to descend) + -id3.

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