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 بَرْبَرِيُّون(barbariyyūn) or بَرَابِرَة(barābira), feminine plural بَرْبَرِيَّات(barbariyyāt)

  1. (offensive) 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 بَرْبَرِيُّون(barbariyyūn) or بَرَابِرَة(barābira), feminine بَرْبَرِيَّة(barbariyya)

  1. (offensive) Berber
  2. barbarian, savage
  3. ruffian

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