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Origin and Meaning of Saracen

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sar"a*cen
Anciently, an Arab; later, a Mussulman; in the Middle Ages, the common term among Christians in Europe for a Mohammedan hostile to the crusaders.

Etymology: L. Saracenus perhaps fr. Ar. sharqi, pl. sharqiīn, Oriental, Eastern, fr. sharaqa to rise, said of the sun: cf. F. sarrasin. Cf. Sarcenet Sarrasin Sirocco

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  1. (historically) a Muslim who opposed the Crusades
  2. (historically) a member of the nomadic people of the Syrian and Arabian deserts at the time of the Roman Empire
  3. (when used broadly) any Arab

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.

  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.

Saracen was also found in the following language(s): Polish

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Past life for Saracen born Apr 13, 1987

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 700. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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