Definition of Fatimid in English:

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Fatimid

Pronunciation: /ˈfatɪmɪd/

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.
Example sentences
  • 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

Relating to the Fatimids.
Example sentences
  • 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
Example sentences
  • 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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