Barbara

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Barbara (name of a legendary saint), feminine form of barbarus, from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros, strange, foreign). Compare Sanskrit बर्बर (barbara, barbarian).

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Proper nounEdit

Barbara (plural Barbaras)

  1. A female given name from Latin.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]:
      : Scene 3:
      My mother had a maid call'd Barbara; / She was in love, and he she lov'd prov'd mad / And did forsake her; []
    • 17th century or before: English folk song: Barbara Allen: 1839 version by Thomas Percy:
      All in the merrye month of May / When greene buds they were swellin / Yong Jemmye Grove on his death-bed lay / For love of Barbara Allen.
    • 1860 Mrs Henry Wood (Ellen Wood) East Lynne. Kessinger Publishing, 2004. →ISBN page 29:
      "What do you think they are going to name the baby? Anne; after her and her mamma. So very ugly a name!" "I don't think so," said Mr Carlyle. "It is simple and unpretending. I like it much. Look at the long, pretentious names in our family - Archibald! Cornelia! And yours, too - Barbara! What a mouthful they all are!" Barbara contracted her eyebrows. It was equivalent to saying that he did not like her name.
    • 1922 Francis Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned, →ISBN, page 76:
      "Everybody in the next generation," suggested Dick, "will be named Peter or Barbara - because at present all piquant literary characters are named Peter or Barbara."
    • 2007 Marina Lewycka, Two Caravans, Fig Tree, →ISBN, page 299:
      'Barbara?' Barr―baah―rrah. Barbarian woman. Wild. Untamed. An incredibly sexy name.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Barbara

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Barbara

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin Barbara.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑr.baːˌraː/, /ˈbɑr.bəˌraː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Bar‧ba‧ra

Proper nounEdit

Barbara f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Barbara

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Barbara f

  1. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Barbara: Barbaruson
  • daughter of Barbara: Barbarudóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Barbara
Accusative Barbaru
Dative Barbaru
Genitive Barbaru

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Barbara ?

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Barbara

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Barbara

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Barbara; very popular in the mid-twentieth century.

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HungarianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros, non-Greek-speaking, foreign).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈbɒrbɒrɒ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Bar‧ba‧ra
  • Rhymes: -rɒ

Proper nounEdit

Barbara

  1. A female given name.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Barbara Barbarák
accusative Barbarát Barbarákat
dative Barbarának Barbaráknak
instrumental Barbarával Barbarákkal
causal-final Barbaráért Barbarákért
translative Barbarává Barbarákká
terminative Barbaráig Barbarákig
essive-formal Barbaraként Barbarákként
essive-modal
inessive Barbarában Barbarákban
superessive Barbarán Barbarákon
adessive Barbaránál Barbaráknál
illative Barbarába Barbarákba
sublative Barbarára Barbarákra
allative Barbarához Barbarákhoz
elative Barbarából Barbarákból
delative Barbaráról Barbarákról
ablative Barbarától Barbaráktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Barbaráé Barbaráké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Barbaráéi Barbarákéi
Possessive forms of Barbara
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Barbarám Barbaráim
2nd person sing. Barbarád Barbaráid
3rd person sing. Barbarája Barbarái
1st person plural Barbaránk Barbaráink
2nd person plural Barbarátok Barbaráitok
3rd person plural Barbarájuk Barbaráik

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ItalianEdit

 
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Proper nounEdit

Barbara f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Barbara

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a substantivisation, used as a proper noun, of the feminine forms of barbarus (wild”, “savage”, “cruel”, “barbarous), in elliptical use for Prensiō Barbara (the Cruel Prison). Compare barbara (a wild, savage, cruel, or barbarous woman).

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Proper nounEdit

Barbara f sg (genitive Barbarae); first declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) the name of one of the more abominable prisons of the Grand Châtelet of Paris

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Barbara
Genitive Barbarae
Dative Barbarae
Accusative Barbaram
Ablative Barbarā
Vocative Barbara

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Barbara f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Barbara

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Further readingEdit

  • Barbara in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Barbara f (genitive Barbary, nominative plural Barbary)

  1. A female given name.

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Barbora in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk