See also: تزبري and ثرثري

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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Relative adjective (nisba) composed of بَرْبَر(barbar, Berbers) +‎ ـِيّ(-iyy), probably from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος(bárbaros, non-Greek, foreign, barbarian), apparently imitative of foreign speech.

AdjectiveEdit

بَرْبَرِيّ ‎(barbariyym, fem بَرْبَرِيَّة(barbariyya), masc pl بَرَابِرَة(barābira), fem pl بَرْبَرِيَّات(barbariyyāt)

  1. Berber
  2. uncivilized, wild
  3. animal, bestial, beastly, brutal, feral
  4. ruthless, savage, barbaric, barbarous
  5. inhumane, inhuman

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

بَرْبَرِيّ ‎(barbariyym, pl بَرَابِرَة(barābira), fem بَرْبَرِيَّة(barbariyya)

  1. Berber
  2. barbarian, savage
  3. ruffian

DeclensionEdit