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This article is about the Arabic honorific. For the community of African descendants in India and Pakistan, see Siddi. For other uses, see Sidi (disambiguation).

Sidi is a masculine title of respect, meaning "my master" in Western Arabic language and Egyptian Arabic (sayyid in other dialects) equivalent to modern popular usage of the English Mr.. It is also used in other Arabic dialects, such as Eastern Arabic, as well as by Muslims of the Indian subcontinent in the Urdu language; however, in these latter two cases, "Sidi" does not have so much currency as titles like sayed, janab or saheb.

Occasionally a respected member of a Muslim society will be given the title Sidi by default in recognition of upright standing and wisdom. This especially applies to marabouts, hence the term appears in places and mosques named after one.

In the Maghrebi kingdom of Morocco:

  • Sidi ('Lord'): the title used as a substitute for Mulay by those male members of the ruling Alawi dynasty sharing the first name of the Muslim Prophet, Muhammad
  • Smiyet Sidi: a style usually reserved for the Sovereign or the Heir Apparent, loosely, but imperfectly, translated as 'His Lordship' or 'Monseigneur'

In neighbouring Tunisian Arabic, it has evolved into two separate variants: "Si" means Mister or Sir, while "Sidi" means "Master" or "Saint", depending on the context. For example older conservative Tunisian women call their husbands "Sidi", not by first name; older conservative Tunisians (both men and women) call their older brothers "Sidi", especially when there is a large age difference between them. There are two female equivalents of "Sidi": "Lella", a word of Amazigh origin, when used in a social context, and "Sayyeda" when speaking about female saints, for example "(Es)-Sayyeda El-Manoubiyya".

In the Hijaz region of Saudi Arabia, the word sidi is used as an honorific when addressing an older brother by many of the more traditional families.

The term was also used by Arabized Spanish, Portuguese and Berbers in Mozarabic-speaking Moorish Spain (cf. El Cid).

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Bicycle Retailer
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:41:15 -0700

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — Sidi has distributed a new policy to its distributors and retailers prohibiting them from removing barcodes from products and said it is electronically tracking all products in an effort to stem gray-market sales. “When Sidi ...
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:30:00 -0700

Sidi Bel — ABBES- Deputy Minister for National Defence, Chief of Staff of the People's National Army (ANP), Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, inaugurated Sunday in Sidi Bel-Abbès (440 km west of Algiers) the Algerian joint venture for manufacture ...

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:18:45 -0700

The Genel-operated SM-1 well in the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco has encountered oil after reaching a total depth of approximately 9,270 feet, according to Serica Energy. Serica added that preparations are underway to perform cased-hole testing ...
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:56:15 -0700

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:25:14 -0700

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:37:30 -0700

State-run Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals may gain after its chairman Ahmed Helmi told Reuters on Monday that the company hoped to increase its revenues by about 18 percent over the next two and a half years. Analysts surveyed by Reuters expect the company, ...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:22:30 -0700

Egypt's Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals saw profits for the first nine months of 2014 dip 26 percent below the same period last year. The state-run company, the largest producer of petrochemicals in Egypt, reported a net profit of LE726 million in Jan-Sept ...

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Tunisia Live
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:22:53 -0700

Political parties are out in full force in Sidi Bouzid for the final week of campaigning before Tunisia's legislative elections on October 26. Along the main street of the central Tunisian city the campaigning stalls of Ennahdha and the Popular Front ...

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