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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] barbarus (foreigner, savage) from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (barbaros), foreign, strange) onomatopoeic (mimicking foreign languages, akin to 'blah blah').

Pronunciation

Adjective

barbarian (not comparable)

Positive
barbarian

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Relating to people, countries, or customs perceived as uncivilized or inferior.

Translations

Noun

Singular
barbarian

Plural
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  1. An uncivilized or uncultured person, originally compared to the hellenistic Greco-Roman civilisation; often associated with fighting or other such shows of strength.
  2. A warrior, clad in fur or leather, associated with Sword and Sorcery stories.
  3. A derogatory term for someone from a developing country.

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