El Cid

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Castillian Spanish [el‿'θiᵈ]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish el + Cid, from the dialectal Arab word سيد (sïdi or sayyid, lord, master); thus "El Cid" means "The Lord". The title Campeador is a word from Vulgar Latin that can be translated as "champion" or "master of military arts".

Proper noun[edit]

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El Cid m

  1. Nickname of Rodrigo (or Ruy) Díaz de Vivar (born circa 1040, Vivar, near Burgos – 10 July 1099, Valencia)

References[edit]

  • Wikipedia
  • Spanish epic poem Cantar de Mio Cid.