barbara

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An arbitrarily chosen word with three A's in it representing universal affirmatives.

Noun[edit]

barbara (plural barbaras)

  1. A syllogism in which all three propositions are of the form "All X are Y" or "X is a Y".

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

barbara

  1. feminine singular of barbaro

Noun[edit]

barbara f (plural barbare, masculine barbaro)

  1. barbarian (female)

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From barbarus: as a noun, a substantivisation of its feminine forms in elliptical use for fēmina barbara (the formation is novel to Latin; the Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros) is an adjective of two endings, whose masculine and feminine forms are isomorphic); as an adjective, regularly declined forms.

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

barbara f (genitive barbarae); first declension

  1. a wild, savage, cruel, barbarous, shameless, or immodest woman
Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative barbara barbarae
genitive barbarae barbarārum
dative barbarae barbarīs
accusative barbaram barbarās
ablative barbarā barbarīs
vocative barbara barbarae
Synonyms[edit]
Adjective[edit]

barbara

  1. nominative singular feminine of barbarus
  2. nominative neuter plural of barbarus
  3. accusative neuter plural of barbarus
  4. vocative singular feminine of barbarus
  5. vocative neuter plural of barbarus

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

barbarā

  1. ablative singular feminine of barbarus

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek βαρβάρα (barbára).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

barbara f (genitive barbarae); first declension

  1. a kind of plaster
Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative barbara barbarae
genitive barbarae barbarārum
dative barbarae barbarīs
accusative barbaram barbarās
ablative barbarā barbarīs
vocative barbara barbarae
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • barbăra” on page 207/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • barbara” on page 225/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

barbara

  1. First-person singular (yo) imperfect subjunctive form of barbar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperfect subjunctive form of barbar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) imperfect subjunctive form of barbar.