بربر

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See also: تربز‎, ثرثر, and تزبر

Arabic[edit]

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بَرْبَر

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros).

Noun[edit]

بَرْبَر (barbarm pl (collective, singulative بَرْبَرِيّ‎ m (barbariyy))

  1. barbarians, beastly people
  2. Berbers
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun[edit]

بَرْبَر (barbarm

  1. Berber (a city in Sudan)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Denominal verb of بَرْبَر (barbar).

Verb[edit]

بَرْبَرَ (barbara) Iq, non-past يُبَرْبِرُ‎‎ (yubarbiru)

  1. to barbarize
  2. to Berberize
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Etymology 4[edit]

Onomatopoeic

Verb[edit]

بَرْبَرَ (barbara) Iq, non-past يُبَرْبِرُ‎‎ (yubarbiru)

  1. (colloquial) to grumble, to babble, to blether
    • p. 700, a forger of Imruʾ al-Qays, سما لكَ شوقٌ بعدما كان أقصر [1] [2]:
      وَإِنِّي زَعِيمٌ (var.‎ أَذِينٌ) إِنْ رَجِعْتُ مُمَلَّكٌ / بِسَيْرٍ تَرَى مِنْهُ الفُرَانِقَ أَزْوَرَا
      عَلَى لَاحِبٍ لَا يَهْتَدِي بِمَنَارِهِ / إِذَا سَافَهُ الْعَوْدُ النُّبَاطِيُّ (var.‎ دِيَافِيُّ) جَرْجَرَا
      عَلَى كُلِّ مَقْصُوصِ الذُنَابَى مُعَاوِدٍ / بَرِيدَ السَرَى بِاللَيْلِ مِن خَيْلِ بَرْبَرَا
      wa-ʾinnī zaʿīmun (var. ʾaḏīnun) ʾin rajiʿtu mumallakun / bi-sayrin tarā minhu l-furāniqa ʾazwarā
      ʿalā lāḥibin lā yahtadī bi-manāri-hī / ʾiḏā sāfa-hū l-ʿawdu n-nubāṭiyyu (var. diyāfiyyu) jarjarā
      ʿalā kulli maqṣūṣi ḏ-ḏunābā muʿāwidin / barīda s-sarā bi-l-layli min ḵayli barbarā
      And when I am the leader, back in the kingly rights, I trip so fast that you but see asquint the courier
      on an open road guided by no waymark, when it is smelled by the Nabataean camel dragging forward
      on every clipped bird-tail returning nocturnal journey’s mail by night from a horse that whinnied.
Conjugation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

بُرْبُر (burbur)

  1. (colloquial) noisy, clamourous
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Etymology 5[edit]

Interjection[edit]

بِرْبِر (birbir)

  1. used by shepherds to call their flock together

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

بربر

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Venetian barbièr (Italian barbiere).

Noun[edit]

بربر (berber)

  1. barber
    Synonyms: پروكار(perukâr), صاچ كسن(saç kesen)
Descendants[edit]
بربر

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic بَرْبَر(barbar).

Noun[edit]

بربر (berber) (singulative بربری(berberi))

  1. Berbers
  2. inhabitants of the Barbary
Descendants[edit]

Pashto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Urdu بیربیر(ber ber), Hindi बेर बेर (ber ber), Urdu بار بار(bār bār), Hindi बार बार (bār bār), Urdu بارمبار(bārambār), Hindi बारंबार (bārambār), Bengali বারবার (barbar), বার বার (bar bar) of the same meaning.

Adverb[edit]

بربر (baṛbaṛ)

  1. repeatedly, often, frequently