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Meaning of "Saracen" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SARACEN

From Old French Sarrazin, from Late Latin Saracēnus, from Late Greek Sarakēnos, perhaps from Arabic sharq sunrise, from shāraqa to rise.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SARACEN

Saracen  [ˈsærəsən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SARACEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Saracen can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SARACEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Saracen

Saracen

Saracen was a term for Muslims widely used in Europe during the later medieval era. The term's meaning evolved during its history. In the early centuries CE in Greek and Latin it referred to a people who lived in desert areas in and near the Roman province of Arabia, and who were specifically distinguished from Arabs. In Europe during the Early Medieval era, the term began to be used to describe Arab tribes as well. By the 12th century, "Saracen" had become synonymous with "Muslim" in Medieval Latin literature. This expansion of the meaning had begun centuries earlier among the Byzantine Greeks, as evidenced in Byzantine Greek documents from the 8th century. In the Western languages before the 16th century, the words "Muslim" and "Islam" were not used, and instead "Saracen" was in common use.

Definition of Saracen in the English dictionary

The first definition of Saracen in the dictionary is a member of one of the nomadic Arabic tribes, esp of the Syrian desert, that harassed the borders of the Roman Empire in that region. Other definition of Saracen is a Muslim, esp one who opposed the crusades. Saracen is also any Arab.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SARACEN


Andersen
ˈændəsən
Anderson
ˈændəsən
Anderssen
ˈændəsən
Emerson
ˈɛməsən
Ferguson
ˈfɜːɡəsən
Grierson
ˈɡrɪəsən
Henderson
ˈhɛndəsən
Jefferson
ˈdʒɛfəsən
Jespersen
ˈjɛspəsən
Paterson
ˈpætəsən
Pearson
ˈpɪəsən
Peterson
ˈpiːtəsən
Sanderson
ˈsændəsən
Sargeson
ˈsɑːdʒəsən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SARACEN

Saracenic
Saracenical
sarafan
Saragossa
Sarah
Sarajevo
Saramago
saran
Saran wrap
Sarandon
sarangi
Saransk
sarape
Sarasvati
Saratoga
Saratoga trunk
Saratov
Sarawak
Sarazen

WORDS THAT END LIKE SARACEN

Allen
been
ben
between
bien
broken
chicken
children
chosen
Debrecen
den
driven
drucken
en
even
forgotten
frozen
fully-fitted kitchen
piecen
Tlemcen

Synonyms and antonyms of Saracen in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Saracen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SARACEN

Find out the translation of Saracen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Saracen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Saracen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

萨拉森
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Saracen
570 millions of speakers

English

Saracen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अरब देशवासी मुसलमान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المسلم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сарацин
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sarraceno
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আরবের বেদুইন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sarrasin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Saracen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sarazenen-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

サラセン人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사라센
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Saracen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bản nhạc của điệu khiêu vu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிலுவை போரோடு தொடர்புடைய இஸ்லாமிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Saracen
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sarazen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

saraceno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Saracen
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сарацинів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sarazin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Σαρακηνός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Saracen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Saracen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Saracen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Saracen

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SARACEN»

The term «Saracen» is regularly used and occupies the 75.448 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SARACEN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Saracen» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Saracen» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Saracen

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SARACEN»

Discover the use of Saracen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Saracen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Saracen Faris, 1050-1250 AD
David Nicolle's text presents a detailed view of these fascinating and versatile warriors.
David Nicolle, 1994
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Saracen Strongholds AD 630-1050: The Middle East and Central ...
This book examines early Saracen fortifications, covering their historical background, socio-political circumstances, and their role in protecting industry, trade and the frontiers of the Islamic world.
David Nicolle, 2012
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Christian, Saracen and Genre in Medieval French Literature: ...
Isembart, the French renegade who ioins forces with the Saracens, represents the fascination and homosocial attraction between the French and the Saracen. While Isembart's desire to please the strong pagan king is seen as misguided, the ...
Lynn Tarte Ramey, 2013
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Saracen at the Gates
With wry humor and a sharp eye on a contemporary and modern Muslim family, this narrative introduces the Cachalia family—mother, father, and twins Zakir and Zakira.
Zinaid Meeran, 2009
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Sheba's Daughters: Whitening and Demonizing the Saracen ...
Exploring how the depiction of otherness or alterity during the Middle Ages became problematic in the aesthetics of the Romance epics written during the centuries of the Crusades, this book offers a vital contribution to the growing ...
Jacqueline de Weever, 2013
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H.M.S. Saracen
Malta 1941. To most people H.M.S. Saracen is just an ugly, obsolete ship with an equally ugly recent history: her last commander is due for court-martial after shelling the troops he was sent to protect.
Douglas Reeman, 2013
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Saracen Strongholds 1100-1500: The Central and Eastern ...
Rather than providing security for feudal aristocracies, however, as was increasingly the case in Europe, Islamic fortifications continued to focus upon the defence of cities and frontiers Covering fortifications as far apart as North ...
David Nicolle, 2009
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From "Saracen Scourge" to "terrible Turk": Medieval, ...
This dissertation examines medieval Christian images of Muslims and their influence on later European attitudes toward Islam and Turks.
Paul T. Levin, 2007
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The Saracen
SCI/FI Fanstasy, Dark Ages, Short Story, soon to be screenplay/comic book This is the story of a good man who becomes obsessed with revenge. Will he find himself again, or will he side with the dark forces only to lose himself forever?
Charley Spencer, 2007
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Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European Imagination
-- Alastair Hamilton, Times Literary Supplement
John Victor Tolan, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SARACEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Saracen is used in the context of the following news items.
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New bikes on show from Ridley, Genesis, Saracen and Rapide
New bikes from Ridley, Genesis, Saracen and Rapide were on display at last week's Sportline show. Here we present some of the highlights and standouts. «Cycling Weekly, Jul 15»
2
Saracen 2016 range highlights
Saracen has revealed its 2016 road and mountain bike lines. We've pulled together a few highlights from each range for you to ponder below. «BikeRadar.com, Jul 15»
3
HMS Saracen is discovered 72 years later in the Mediterranean Sea
HMS Saracen was scuttled close to Bastia, on the French island of Corsica, on Saturday, August 14 1943 after being severely damaged by depth charges from ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
4
Saracen unveils multi-million dollar project for Maynard's mill
Maynard's historic mill, Clock Tower Place, is about to undergo a historic renovation. Saracen Properties of Waltham, which purchased the 50-acre complex with ... «Wicked Local Maynard, Jun 15»
5
Saracen Mineral's share price a top performer
The share price of gold producer Saracen Mineral Holdings has approximately doubled in calendar year 2015, making it one of the best performers in the sector ... «The Australian Financial Review, May 15»
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Why Saracen's McKenzie is sticking by pressured fund groups
Saracen's Scott McKenzie is backing increased volumes in light of the pension reforms to more than offset fee pressures that asset managers may face. «Citywire.co.uk, May 15»
7
Gladiator legend Saracen takes on Ninja Warrior UK tonight on ITV
Saracen, former Gladiator star in 90s, has decided to find out if he has still got what it takes to take on the Ninja Warrior UK assault course. The 51-year-old ... «Grimsby Telegraph, May 15»
8
Ninja Warrior UK: Ex-Gladiator Saracen epically fails at course
Now a firefighter, 51 year-old Saracen, aka Mike Lewis, competed on Gladiators for eight series between 1992 and 2000. Speaking before his attempt at the ... «Evening Standard, Apr 15»
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England fly-half Owen Farrell signs new long-term contract with …
Owen Farrell has committed his long-term future to Saracens having made his ... He is a Saracen through and through, and his hunger and drive to keep on ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
10
Saracens: Chief executive Edward Griffiths to leave the club
Griffiths helped to transform Saracens into one of the leading teams in the Premiership ... "Edward will forever be a Saracen and be welcomed among friends at ... «BBC Sport, Mar 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Saracen [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/saracen>. Oct 2020 ».
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