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[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος(bárbaros, foreign, strange), onomatopoeic (mimicking foreign languages, akin to 'blah blah').

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

barbara

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

Noun[edit]

barbara f (genitive barbarae); first declension

  1. a foreign woman
  2. a savage woman
  3. an uncivilized woman

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

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

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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.