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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See El Cid.

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  • n. 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).

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Already, he had this handsome head of white hair that made him look like Don Diego de Bivar, the father of El Cid.

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: A Tribute to Jorge Semprun

  • To clarify: Allied Artists released El Cid in the United States, but it was filmed in Spain with some studio scenes shot in Rome and postproduction at Pinewood Studios Scientologists snap up Hollywood studio, 27 April, page 17.

    Corrections and clarifications

  • • A report on the Church of Scientology acquiring Monogram Studios in Hollywood mentioned that the site had formerly been in the possession of Allied Artists and produced, among others, the blockbuster El Cid.

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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