Saracen

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Sar·a·cen

 (săr′ə-sən)
n.
1. A member of a pre-Islamic nomadic people of the Syrian and Arabian Deserts.
2. A Muslim, especially of the time of the Crusades.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin Saracēnus, from Late Greek Sarakēnos, ultimately from Arabic šarq, east, sunrise; see śrq in Semitic roots.]

Sar′a·cen′ic (-sĕn′ĭk) adj.
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Saracen

(ˈsærəsən)
n
1. (Historical Terms) history a member of one of the nomadic Arabic tribes, esp of the Syrian desert, that harassed the borders of the Roman Empire in that region
2. (Peoples)
a. a Muslim, esp one who opposed the crusades
b. (in later use) any Arab
adj
3. (Peoples) of or relating to Arabs of either of these periods, regions, or types
4. (Art Terms) designating, characterizing, or relating to Muslim art or architecture
[C13: from Old French Sarrazin, from Late Latin Saracēnus, from Late Greek Sarakēnos, perhaps from Arabic sharq sunrise, from shāraqa to rise]
Saracenic, ˌSaraˈcenical adj
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Sar•a•cen

(ˈsær ə sən)

n.
any of the Muslim opponents of the Crusaders in the Middle Ages.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English < Medieval Latin Saracēnus < Late Greek Sarakēnós Arab]
Sar`a•cen′ic (-ˈsɛn ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Saracen - (historically) a member of the nomadic people of the Syrian and Arabian deserts at the time of the Roman EmpireSaracen - (historically) a member of the nomadic people of the Syrian and Arabian deserts at the time of the Roman Empire
history - the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings; "he teaches Medieval history"; "history takes the long view"
nomad - a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
2.Saracen - (when used broadly) any Arab
Arab, Arabian - a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
3.Saracen - (historically) a Muslim who opposed the Crusades
history - the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings; "he teaches Medieval history"; "history takes the long view"
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
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Translations

Saracen

[ˈsærəsn]
A. ADJsarraceno
B. Nsarraceno/a m/f
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Saracen

adjsarazenisch, Sarazenen-
nSarazene m, → Sarazenin f
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Saracen

[ˈsærəsn] n (History) → saraceno/a
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