Saracen meaning

sărə-sən
A member of a pre-Islamic nomadic people of the Syrian and Arabian Deserts.
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A Muslim, especially of the time of the Crusades.
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A member of any of the nomadic tribes of Syria and nearby regions.
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Any Arab or any Muslim, esp. at the time of the Crusades.
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Of the Saracens or their culture.
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Origin of saracen

  • Middle English from Old English from Late Latin Saracēnus from Late Greek Sarakēnos ultimately from Arabic šarq east, sunrise śrq in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition