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Origin of Saracen
OTHER WORDS FROM SaracenSar·a·cen·ism, noun
Words nearby Saracen
Example sentences from the Web for Saracen
The remark “is totally going to lose him the Norman, Druid, Jute and Saracen vote,” one wit commented.
Then their ship made anchor off the old Saracen castle of Castellamare, where now lay the Norman garrison.
A Saracen physician said he was fearfully smitten, but that life was strong within him, and he would live.
Only the Emir Iftikhar communed darkly with his own heart, and with certain sworn followers of his in the Saracen guard.
Beside him lies a beautiful female Saracen slave, while at his feet a male Saracen comes to surrender his treasure!
The Saracen proverb is verified: "The Christians find here shelter only in the belly of the vultures, the jackals and the lions!"
British Dictionary definitions for Saracen
- a Muslim, esp one who opposed the crusades
- (in later use) any Arab