1A Muslim claiming descent from Muhammad, especially through Husayn, the prophet’s younger grandson: sayyids possessed spiritual blessing or holiness [as modifier]: privileges of sayyid rulers
More example sentences
- This pattern in the Islamic movement emphasizes the effectiveness of the traditional network of ulama or sayyids based on their sacredness, nobility of origin, or salvation of the soul.
- But regarding the political position, it's the responsibility of the Sayyid himself.
- All the other small details will be settled within the family and with the blessings of the Sayid.
Arabic, literally 'lord, prince'.
Definition of sayyid in:
- The US English dictionary