a Muslim title of respect, specif. for certain descendants of Muhammad
Origin of sayyidArabic sayyid
- Used as a title and form of address for a male dignitary.
- Used as a title for a descendant of the family of Muhammad.
Origin of sayyidArabic, from sada, to become chief; see swd1 in Semitic roots.
From Arabic سَيّد, meaning master, sir, mister.