Barbara

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Name of a legendary saint, Latin Barbara, feminine form of barbarus, from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος ‎(bárbaros, strange, foreign). Compare Sanskrit बर्बर ‎(barbara, barbarian).

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Barbara ‎(plural Barbaras)

  1. A female given name.
    • 1603, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Othello, Act iv: Scene 3:
      My mother had a maid call'd Barbara; / She was in love, and he she lov'd prov'd mad / And did forsake her; she had a song of 'willow'
    • 17th century or before: English folk song: Barbara Allen: 1839 version by Thomas Percy:
      All in the merrye month of May / When greene buds they were swellin / Yong Jemmye Grove on his death-bed lay / For love of Barbara Allen.
    • 1860 Mrs Henry Wood (Ellen Wood) East Lynne. Kessinger Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0192804626 page 29:
      "What do you think they are going to name the baby? Anne; after her and her mamma. So very ugly a name!" "I don't think so," said Mr Carlyle. "It is simple and unpretending. I like it much. Look at the long, pretentious names in our family - Archibald! Cornelia! And yours, too - Barbara! What a mouthful they all are!" Barbara contracted her eyebrows. It was equivalent to saying that he did not like her name.
    • 1922 Francis Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned, ISBN 1603035281, page 76:
      "Everybody in the next generation," suggested Dick, "will be named Peter or Barbara - because at present all piquant literary characters are named Peter or Barbara."
    • 2007 Marina Lewycka, Two Caravans, Fig Tree, ISBN 9780670916375, page 299:
      'Barbara?' Barr―baah―rrah. Barbarian woman. Wild. Untamed. An incredibly sexy name.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Barbara

  1. A female given name, cognate to Barbara.

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Barbara f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

  • son of Barbara: Barbaruson
  • daughter of Barbara: Barbarudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Barbara
Accusative Barbaru
Dative Barbaru
Genitive Barbaru

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Barbara

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Barbara.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Barbara

  1. A female given name, cognate to Barbara; very popular in the mid-twentieth century.

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Hungarian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɒrbɒrɒ]
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  • Hyphenation: Bar‧ba‧ra

Proper noun[edit]

Barbara

  1. A female given name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Barbara Barbarák
accusative Barbarát Barbarákat
dative Barbarának Barbaráknak
instrumental Barbarával Barbarákkal
causal-final Barbaráért Barbarákért
translative Barbarává Barbarákká
terminative Barbaráig Barbarákig
essive-formal Barbaraként Barbarákként
essive-modal
inessive Barbarában Barbarákban
superessive Barbarán Barbarákon
adessive Barbaránál Barbaráknál
illative Barbarába Barbarákba
sublative Barbarára Barbarákra
allative Barbarához Barbarákhoz
elative Barbarából Barbarákból
delative Barbaráról Barbarákról
ablative Barbarától Barbaráktól
Possessive forms of Barbara
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Barbarám Barbaráim
2nd person sing. Barbarád Barbaráid
3rd person sing. Barbarája Barbarái
1st person plural Barbaránk Barbaráink
2nd person plural Barbarátok Barbaráitok
3rd person plural Barbarájuk Barbaráik

Italian[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Barbara f

  1. A female given name, cognate to Barbara.

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Barbara f

  1. A female given name, cognate to Barbara.

Declension[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • Barbara in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovak[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Barbara f

  1. A female given name.

External links[edit]

  • Barbora in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk