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Kaid

Kaid

A kaid or caïd was a title in the Norman kingdom of Sicily. It applied to palatine officials and members of the curia, usually to those who were Muslims or converts from Islam, often eunuchs, but sometimes to others. Originally Arabic, meaning "master" or "leader," it entered Latin as gaitus or gaytus.

Some famous kaids of the court of Palermo were:

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