Definitions

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  • noun the hero of a Spanish epic poem from the 12th century

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  • The title El Cid (Andalus Arabic for chief, or leader)was given to Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (1043-1099).

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The title El Cid (Andalus Arabic for chief, or leader)was given to Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (1043-1099).

    Claim that £1m El Cid sword is a forgery provokes a duel of words

  • Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, the medieval Spanish hero, carried the name El Cid, from the Arabic al-Sayyid, "the lord."

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • We drove up to Sunset to a place called El Cid where I saw Jerri slam the drums like she was in a post-prohibition juke joint.

    Brad Taylor Negron: 91-Year-Old Lady on Oxygen Tank Plays the Drums

  • Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, more commonly known as El Cid, was a real-life 11th-century military adventurer whose exploits have come to exemplify Spain's heroic tradition.

    A Spanish Epic Retold

  • Rodrigo Belmonte is a Jaddite nobleman and soldier, clearly based on the historical figure of Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar otherwise known as El Cid from medieval Spain.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Rodrigo Belmonte is a Jaddite nobleman and soldier, clearly based on the historical figure of Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar otherwise known as El Cid from medieval Spain.

    The Lions of Al-Rassan

  • Director and choreographer Amanda Marquardt, who created the Rag Dolls Burlesque which you may have caught at venues like El Cid, Bordello, or Kress has created this off-shoot show that delves into the world of theater.

    PHOTOS: Two Must-See Burlesque Shows In LA

  • Director and choreographer Amanda Marquardt, who created the Rag Dolls Burlesque which you may have caught at venues like El Cid, Bordello, or Kress has created this off-shoot show that delves into the world of theater.

    PHOTOS: Two Must-See Burlesque Shows In LA

  • No mention of El Cid, for instance, the personification of the European and Christian warrior-hero whose victory over Muslims is still a component of national identity.

    Taking A Separate Path

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  • El Cid was a heroic Spanish knight of the 11th century whose story is told in numerous medieval epics.

    November 14, 2010