bárbaro

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since circa 1300. From Latin barbarus (foreign, savage), from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros, foreign, strange), of onomatopoeic origin, mimicking the sound of foreign languages. Doublet of bravo, possibly.

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Noun[edit]

bárbaro m (plural bárbaros)

  1. barbarian
    • 1859, J. Domínguez d'Esquerdo, Coroas e cadeas do fidalgo povo galicián:
      ¿Galicia? ... ¿Ónd'stá? ¿Ónde vai a nosa fermosa e podente Galicia? ¿Ónde pára? ¿ónde? aquela casta d'héroes fartos qu'o mesmo tremaron as follas das súas coitelas diante das naceós veciñas, acoradas, escorrentadas, por os bárbaros e a mouramia'
      Galicia? Where are you? What have become of our beauty a strong Galicia? Where it is now? Where that lineage of lavish heroes who waved their blades before the neighbouring nations, frightened, driven away by the barbarians and the Moors?

Adjective[edit]

bárbaro m (plural bárbaros)

  1. barbarian, uncivilised, uncultured
  2. (informal) great, fantastic

References[edit]

  • barbaro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • barbar” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • bárbaro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • bárbaro” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • bárbaro” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin barbarus (foreign, savage), from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros, foreign, strange), of onomatopoeic origin, mimicking the sound of foreign languages. Doublet of brabo and berbere.

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Adjective[edit]

bárbaro (feminine bárbara, masculine plural bárbaros, feminine plural bárbaras)

  1. barbarian; uncivilised
    Synonyms: selvagem, incivilizado
  2. wicked; evil; cruel
    Synonyms: mau, malvado, cruel, maldoso
  3. (Brazil, slang) awesome; wicked; brilliant; excellent

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Noun[edit]

bárbaro m (plural bárbaros, feminine bárbara, feminine plural bárbaras)

  1. (historical) barbarian (member of peoples considered uncivilised by the Romans and Greeks)
  2. barbarian (uncivilised person)
  3. barbarian (a cruel and violent person)
    Synonym: bruto

Further reading[edit]

  • bárbaro” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Etymology[edit]

From Latin barbarus (foreign, savage), from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros, foreign, strange), of onomatopoeic origin, mimicking the sound of foreign languages.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaɾbaɾo/, [ˈbaɾ.β̞a.ɾo]

Adjective[edit]

bárbaro (feminine bárbara, masculine plural bárbaros, feminine plural bárbaras)

  1. barbaric
  2. (colloquial) enormous
  3. (colloquial) stupendous
  4. (colloquial) cool

Noun[edit]

bárbaro m (plural bárbaros, feminine bárbara, feminine plural bárbaras)

  1. barbarian

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