بربري

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See also: تزبريand ثرثري

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Relative adjective (nisba) composed of بَرْبَر(barbar, Berbers) +‎ ـِيّ(-iyy), probably from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros, non-Greek, foreign, barbarian), apparently imitative of foreign speech.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

بَرْبَرِيّ (barbariyym, feminine بَرْبَرِيَّة(barbariyya), masculine plural بَرَابِرَة(barābira), feminine plural بَرْبَرِيَّات(barbariyyāt)

  1. Berber
  2. uncivilized, wild
  3. animal, bestial, beastly, brutal, feral
  4. ruthless, savage, barbaric, barbarous
  5. inhumane, inhuman

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Noun[edit]

بَرْبَرِيّ (barbariyym, plural بَرَابِرَة(barābira), feminine بَرْبَرِيَّة(barbariyya)

  1. Berber
  2. barbarian, savage
  3. ruffian

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