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