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noun 
  1. An uncivilized or uncultured person, 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.
  4. A non-Roman (see above).
Translations: 
  • Dutch: barbaar
  • German: Barbar , Barbarin
adjective 
  1. Relating to people, country, countries, or customs perceived as uncivilized or inferior.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: barbaars, barbaarse
  • German: barbarisch
Etymology: From Latin barbarus (foreigner, savage), from Greek (polytonic, ) "foreigner", onomatopoetic (mimicking foreign languages, akin to 'blah blah'. Cognate with Icelandic barbari.


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