Saracen

noun
Sar·​a·​cen | \ ˈser-ə-sən How to pronounce Saracen (audio) , ˈsa-rə-sən \

Definition of Saracen

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a member of a nomadic people of the deserts between Syria and Arabia broadly : arab

Saracen

adjective
variants: or Saracenic \ ˌser-​ə-​ˈse-​nik How to pronounce Saracenic (audio) , ˌsa-​rə-​ˈse-​nik \

Definition of Saracen (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the Saracen people or culture a Saracen citadel a Saracen warrior Saracenic architecture/music

First Known Use of Saracen

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Saracen

Noun

Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin Saracenus, from Late Greek Sarakēnos

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“Saracen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saracen. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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