noun a member of a dynasty which ruled Persia 1502–1736.
from Arab. ṛafawī 'descended from the ruler Sophy'.

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  • Safavid — /sah fah weed/, n. a member of a dynasty that ruled in Persia from c1500 to 1736. Also, Safawid /sah fah weed/. [1910 15; < Ar safawi, adj. deriv. of Safi al Din Ishaq, ancestor of royal house + ID1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Safavid — noun A Muslim dynasty in Iran and Iraq in the 16th to 18th centuries …   Wiktionary

  • safavid — sa·fa·vid …   English syllables

  • Safavid — Sa•fa•vid [[t]ˈsæf ə vɪd[/t]] n. why a member of a dynasty that ruled Persia from 1501 to 1736 …   From formal English to slang

  • safavid — noun see safawid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Safavid art — refers to art in Persia (Iran) during the dynasty of the same name (1501 1722), a high point for the art of the book and architecture; other art at the time included ceramics, metal and glass. While of course nourished by Persian culture, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Safavid dynasty — Infobox Former Country native name =صفویان conventional long name = The Safavid Iranian Empire common name = Safavids| continent = Asia region = Middle East country = Iran era = status = Empire status text = empire = government type = Monarchy| | …   Wikipedia

  • Safavid conversion of Iran from Sunnism to Shiism — The Safavid conversion of Iran from Sunnism to Shiism made Iran the spiritual bastion of Shia Islam against the onslaughts of orthodox Sunni Islam, and the repository of Persian cultural traditions and self awareness of Iranianhood, acting as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Ṣafavid dynasty — (1502–1736) Persian dynasty. It was founded by Ismāīl I, who, by converting his people from Sunnite to Shīʽite Islam and adopting the trappings of Persian monarchy, planted the seeds of a unique national and religious identity. He captured Tabrīz …   Universalium

  • Safavid dynasty — n. Persian dynasty which was at first part of a Turkic nomadic group that ruled from 1500 to 1722 and set up the Shiite sect of Islam as the state religion …   English contemporary dictionary

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