The remark “is totally going to lose him the Norman, Druid, Jute and Saracen vote,” one wit commented.
When it entered, the drum beat a Saracen rhythm and there was music again.
While he journeyed on, a Saracen mounted on a horse came up with him.
The elevated taste thus cultivated continued after the division of the Saracen Empire by internal dissensions into three parts.
The other was a Saracen, who was circling swiftly about the knight of the leopard.
The Saracen's Head, which had welcomed Paoli before now, received the travellers.
They were not sure whether she were most Saracen, gipsy, or Jew.
The Saracen dominions now became Turkish dominions, and the unhappy Greeks had changed masters for the last time.
But to be accurate, it was a Moorish invasion and a Saracen conquest!
He looked very smart in his best uniform, and she smiled and glanced at his handsome Saracen face as she passed in.
Old English, "an Arab" (in Greek and Roman translations), also, mid-13c., generally, "non-Christian, heathen, pagan," from Old French saracin, from Late Latin saracenus, from Greek sarakenos, usually said to be from Arabic sharquiyin, accusative plural of sharqiy "eastern," from sharq "east, sunrise," but this is not certain. In medieval times the name was associated with that of Biblical Sarah (q.v.).
Peple þat cleped hem self Saracenys, as þogh þey were i-come of Sarra [John of Trevisa, translation of Higdon's Polychronicon, 1387]The name Greeks and Romans gave to the nomads of the Syrian and Arabian deserts. Specific sense of "Middle Eastern Muslim" is from the Crusades. From c.1300 as an adjective. Related: Saracenic; and cf. sarsen.