Ottomite

Ot´to`mite


n.1.An Ottoman.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(11.) Vitkus writes, "Othello is not to be identified with a specific, historically accurate racial category; rather he is a hybrid who might be associated, in the minds of Shakespeare's audience, with a whole set of related terms--Moor, Turk, Ottomite, Saracen, Mahometan, Egyptian, Judean, Indian--all constructed and positioned in opposition to Christian faith and virtue" (160).
What I mean by Othello's "blackness" is closer to the spectrum of racializations Daniel Vitkus describes in "Turning Turk in Othello" Vitkus writes that Othello is "a hybrid who might be associated, in the minds of Shakespeare's audience, with a whole set of related terms--Moor, Turk, Ottomite, Saracen, Mahometan, Egyptian, Judean, Indian--all constructed and positioned in opposition to Christian faith and virtue" (159-60).
(48.) See Vaughan, who calls Cyprus a "liminal zone between Venice's Christian civility and the Ottomite's pagan barbarism" (22).