Saracen

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French sarrazin, from Late Latin Saracenus, from Ancient Greek Σαρακηνός(Sarakēnós), which may be from Arabic شَرْقِيِّين(šarqiyyin, easterners), though the Oxford English Dictionary disputes this.

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Saracen ‎(plural Saracens)

  1. A member of a nomadic people from the Sinai near the Roman province of Arabia in the early centuries CE, who were specifically distinguished from Arabs
  2. (dated) A Muslim, especially one involved in the Crusades.
  3. (dated) A pirate in the Mediterranean.
  4. A type of six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier.

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  • Merriam-Webster

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Saracen m pers

  1. Saracen

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