barbara

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See also: Barbara and Bárbara

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An arbitrarily chosen word with three A's in it representing universal affirmatives.

Noun[edit]

barbara (plural barbaras)

  1. A syllogism in which all three propositions are of the form "All X are Y" or "X is a Y".

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

barbara f

  1. feminine form of barbaro

Noun[edit]

barbara f (plural barbare, masculine barbaro)

  1. barbarian (female)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (barbaros, foreign, strange) onomatopoeic (mimicking foreign languages, akin to 'blah blah').

Adjective[edit]

barbara (from barbarus)

  1. foreign
  2. savage
  3. uncivilized

Noun[edit]

barbara (feminine of barbarus)

  1. a foreign woman
  2. a savage woman
  3. an uncivilized woman

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative barbara barbarae
genitive barbarae barbarārum
dative barbarae barbarīs
accusative barbaram barbarās
ablative barbarā barbarīs
vocative barbara barbarae

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

barbara

  1. First-person singular (yo) imperfect subjunctive form of barbar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperfect subjunctive form of barbar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) imperfect subjunctive form of barbar.