Definition of Saracen

1. Noun. (historically) a member of the nomadic people of the Syrian and Arabian deserts at the time of the Roman Empire.

Category relationships: History
Generic synonyms: Nomad



2. Noun. (when used broadly) any Arab.
Generic synonyms: Arab, Arabian

3. Noun. (historically) a Muslim who opposed the Crusades.
Category relationships: History
Generic synonyms: Moslem, Muslim

Definition of Saracen

1. n. Anciently, an Arab; later, a Mussulman; in the Middle Ages, the common term among Christians in Europe for a Mohammedan hostile to the crusaders.

Definition of Saracen

1. Noun. A group of nomadic people from the Sinai. ¹

2. Noun. (dated) An Arab or any Muslim, especially one involved in the Crusades. ¹

3. Noun. (dated) A pirate in the Mediterranean. ¹

4. Noun. A type of six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Saracen

1. Anciently, an Arab; later, a Mussulman; in the Middle Ages, the common term among Christians in Europe for a Mohammedan hostile to the crusaders. Saracen's consound, a kind of ragewort (Senecio Saracenicus), anciently used to heal wounds. Origin: l. Saracenus perhaps fr. Ar. Sharqi, pl. Sharqiin, Oriental Eastern, fr. Sharaga to rise, said of the sun: cf. F. Sarrasin. Cf. Sarcenet, Sarrasin, Sirocco. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saracen

sapsagos
sapskull
sapskulls
sapsucker
sapsuckers
sapucaia
sapucaias
sapwood
sapwoods
saquinavir
saraband
sarabande
sarabandes
sarabands
sarabauite
saracen (current term)
sarafan
sarafans
sarafotoxin
saralasin
saralasin acetate
saran
sarangi
sarangis
sarangist
sarangists
sarans
sarape
sarapes
saraphan

Literary usage of Saracen

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1. The Cambridge Medieval History by John Bagnell Bury, James Pounder Whitney (1913)
"The saracen assault was therefore apparently broken by the battle of Tours or Poitiers — but only apparently, for that which might be regarded as cause and ..."

2. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1903)
"Extent of The saracen dominion in the West, as established the West- Gothic ... saracen West-Gothic kingdom, as it then stood; but it did not exactly answer ..."

3. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"The saracen power was even carried beyond the ... saracen provinces in Haul, 713-755. saracen conquest. ..."

4. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"The saracen power was even carried beyond the Pyrenees into the province of ... Effects of saracen conquest. Different fates of the Eastern, Latin, ..."

5. A History of Greece: From Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time, B by George Finlay (1877)
"This advantage was compensated by the victories of the saracen fleet, ... The saracen fleet also, in the year 902, took and destroyed the city of ..."

6. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"The saracen dominion in the West, as established Extent of by the first conquerors, answered very nearly to the Gothic and the ..."

7. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1881)
"Detached COn- extent of provinces. saracen quests in Europe were made long after, but on the whole the saracen power went back. ..."

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