barbe

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See also: Barbe and barbé

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

barbo (beard) +‎ -e (adverb)

Adverb[edit]

barbe

  1. in the manner of beards, beardically

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baʁb/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

1. la barbe de trois jours, 2. la moustache, 3. la barbiche, 4. le bouc, 5. les rouflaquettes ou favoris, 6. à la Souvarov, 7. à l'impériale, 8. barbe complète.

From Middle French barbe, from Old French barbe, from Latin barba, from earlier *farba, from Proto-Italic *farβā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰardʰeh₂ (beard).

Noun[edit]

barbe f (plural barbes)

  1. beard
    • 1910, Alain, Propos:
      Je regardais hier le buste d'un philanthrope ; c'était une tête à moitié chauve, une barbe en pointe, et l'air d'un sous-chef à son bureau.
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    Il a une barbe bien fournie.(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    Je vais peut-être me laisser pousser la barbe.(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    Certaines personnes mettent plusieurs années avant d'obtenir une barbe dure, d'autres n'y parvenant jamais.
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  2. longer hair growing on the chin or face of some animals
    La barbe d'une chèvre, d'un bouc.
    The beard of a goat, of a billygoat.
  3. barbel (whisker-like sensory organs, located around the mouth of certain fish)
    Les barbes du brochet.
    The barbels of the pike.
  4. barb (feather)
    Le duvet est constitué de petites plumes légères dont les barbes ne sont pas enchevêtrées.
    The duvet is made of small, light feathers whose barbs are not tangled.
  5. (botany) barb (hair or bristle)
    • 1858, Théophile Gautier, Le Roman de la momie:
      La besogne des bœufs terminée, vinrent des serviteurs qui, armés d'écopes de bois, élevaient le blé en l'air et le laissaient retomber pour le séparer des pailles, des barbes et des cosses.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  6. (colloquial) a boring thing, a drag
    Quelle barbe !What a bore!
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Borrowed from Italian barbero, barbaro.

Adjective[edit]

barbe (plural barbes)

  1. (horse) Barbary
    un cheval barbe.
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Noun[edit]

barbe m (plural barbes)

  1. Barbary horse
    Les barbes d'Abaco sont une toute petite population de chevaux barbes espagnols sauvages sur l'île d'Abaco.
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Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

barbe

  1. inflection of barber:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further reading[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin barba, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰardʰeh₂.

Noun[edit]

barbe f (plural barbis)

  1. beard

Etymology 2[edit]

From the above term, due to the fact that a beard represents a grown or mature man. Compare Romansh, Italian, and Piedmontese barba, Dalmatian buarba.

Noun[edit]

barbe m

  1. uncle

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

barbe f pl

  1. plural of barba

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French barbe, from Latin barba, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰardʰeh₂.

Noun[edit]

barbe f (plural barbes)

  1. beard

Descendants[edit]

  • French: barbe

Norman[edit]

barbe

Etymology[edit]

From Old French barbe, from Latin barba, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰardʰeh₂.

Noun[edit]

barbe f (plural barbes)

  1. (Jersey) beard
  2. (Jersey) eaves

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin barba, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰardʰeh₂.

Noun[edit]

barbe f (oblique plural barbes, nominative singular barbe, nominative plural barbes)

  1. beard

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

barbe

  1. inflection of barbar:
    1. first-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. third-person singular imperative