915. barbaros
Strong's Concordance
barbaros: barbarous, barbarian
Original Word: βάρβαρος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: barbaros
Phonetic Spelling: (bar'-bar-os)
Definition: barbarous, barbarian
Usage: a foreigner, one who speaks neither Greek nor Latin; as adj: foreign.
HELPS Word-studies

915 bárbaros – properly, a barbarian; generically, anyone "lacking culture" (an "uncivilized" person, cf. Ro 1:14). 915 (bárbaros) is specifically used for all non-Greeks (non-Hellenists), i.e. anyone not adopting the Greek language (culture); a non-Hellēn.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain origin, but probably onomatop. for unintelligible sounds
barbarous, barbarian
NASB Translation
barbarian (3), barbarians (1), natives (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 915: βάρβαρος

βάρβαρος, βαρβαρον;

1. properly, one whose speech is rude, rough, harsh, as if repeating the syllables βαρβαρ (cf. Strabo 14, 2, 28, p. 662; ὠνοματοπεποίηται λέξις, Etym. Magn. (188, 11 (but Gaisf. reads βραγχός for βάρβαρος); cf. Curtius, § 394; Vanicek, p. 561)); hence,

2. one who speaks a foreign or strange language which is not understood by another (Herodotus 2, 158 βαρβάρους πάντας οἱ Αἰγύπτιοι καλεουσι τούς μή σφισι ὁμογλωσσους, Ovid. trist. 5, 10, 37barbarushicegosum,quianonintelligorulli); so 1 Corinthians 14:11.

3. The Greeks used βάρβαρος of any foreigner ignorant of the Greek language and the Greek culture, whether mental or moral, with the added notion, after the Persian war, of rudeness and brutality. Hence, the word is applied in the N. T., but not reproachfully, in Acts 28:2, 4, to the inhabitants of Malta (i. e. Μελίτη, which see), who were of Phoenician or Punic origin; and to those nations that had, indeed, some refinement of manners, but not the opportunity of becoming Christians, as the Scythians, Colossians 3:11 (but cf. Lightfoot at the passage). But the phrase Ἕλληνες τέ καί βάρβαροι forms also a periphrasis for all peoples, or indicates their diversity yet without reproach to foreigners (Plato, Theact., p. 175{a}; Isocrates, Euag c. 17, p. 192b.; Josephus, Antiquities 4, 2, 1 and in other writings); so in Romans 1:14. (In Philo de Abr. § 45 under the end of all nations not Jews. Josephus, b. j. prooem. I reckons the Jews among barbarians.) Cf. Grimm on 2 Macc. 2:21, p. 61; (Lightfoot on Col. as above; B. D. under the word ).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of uncertain derivation; a foreigner (i.e. Non-Greek) -- barbarian(-rous).

Forms and Transliterations
βαρβαροι βάρβαροι βαρβαροις βαρβάροις βαρβαρος βάρβαρος βαρβάρου βαρβάρων barbaroi bárbaroi barbarois barbárois barbaros bárbaros
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Englishman's Concordance
Acts 28:2 Adj-NMP
GRK: οἵ τε βάρβαροι παρεῖχον οὐ
NAS: The natives showed us extraordinary
KJV: And the barbarous people shewed us
INT: and [the] natives showed not [just]

Acts 28:4 Adj-NMP
GRK: εἶδον οἱ βάρβαροι κρεμάμενον τὸ
NAS: When the natives saw the creature
KJV: when the barbarians saw
INT: saw the natives hanging the

Romans 1:14 Adj-DMP
GRK: τε καὶ βαρβάροις σοφοῖς τε
NAS: to Greeks and to barbarians, both
KJV: and to the Barbarians; both
INT: both and barbarians to wise both

1 Corinthians 14:11 Adj-NMS
GRK: τῷ λαλοῦντι βάρβαρος καὶ ὁ
NAS: I will be to the one who speaks a barbarian, and the one who speaks
KJV: unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and
INT: to him that speaks a barbarian and he that

1 Corinthians 14:11 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἐν ἐμοὶ βάρβαρος
NAS: and the one who speaks will be a barbarian to me.
KJV: he that speaketh [shall be] a barbarian unto
INT: for me a barbarian

Colossians 3:11 Adj-NMS
GRK: καὶ ἀκροβυστία βάρβαρος Σκύθης δοῦλος
NAS: and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian,
KJV: uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian,
INT: and uncircumcision barbarian Scythian slave

Strong's Greek 915
6 Occurrences

βάρβαροι — 2 Occ.
βαρβάροις — 1 Occ.
βάρβαρος — 3 Occ.

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