Hussein

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/hʊˈseɪn/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(hŏŏ sān)


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Hus•sein  (hŏŏ sān),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Eastern Religions, Ancient History, BiographicalAlso  Hosein, Husain. (al-Husayn), a.d. 629?–680, Arabian caliph, the son of Ali and Fatima and the brother of Hasan.
Sad•dam  (hŏŏ sān),USA pronunciation (at-Takriti), born 1937, Iraqi political leader: president since 1979.
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Hussein /hʊˈseɪn/ n

  1. Also: Husain 1935–99, king of Jordan (1952–99)
  2. Saddam (sæˈdæm). 1937–2006, Iraqi politician: president (1979–2003) and prime minister (1994–2003) of Iraq. He led Iraq into the Iran-Iraq War (1980–88) and the Gulf War (1991) but was deposed and captured in the US-led invasion of 2003; executed 2006
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