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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbarian  \Bar*ba"ri*an\,  n.  [See  {Barbarous}.] 
  1.  A  foreigner.  [Historical] 
 
  Therefore  if  I  know  not  the  meaning  of  the  voice,  I 
  shall  be  unto  him  that  speaketh  a  barbarian,  and  he 
  that  speaketh  shall  be  a  barbarian  unto  me  --?  Cor. 
  xiv.  11. 
 
  2.  A  man  in  a  rule  savage,  or  uncivilized  state. 
 
  3.  A  person  destitute  of  culture.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  4.  A  cruel,  savage,  brutal  man;  one  destitute  of  pity  or 
  humanity.  ``Thou  fell  barbarian.''  --Philips. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbarian  \Bar*ba"ri*an\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  or  resembling,  barbarians;  rude; 
  uncivilized;  barbarous;  as  barbarian  governments  or  nations. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barbarian 
  adj  :  without  civilizing  influences;  "barbarian  invaders"; 
  "barbaric  practices";  "a  savage  people";  "fighting  is 
  crude  and  uncivilized  especially  if  the  weapons  are 
  efficient"-Margaret  Meade;  "wild  tribes"  [syn:  {barbaric}, 
  {savage},  {uncivilized},  {wild}] 
  n  1:  a  member  of  an  uncivilized  people  [syn:  {savage}] 
  2:  a  crude  uncouth  ill-bred  person  lacking  culture  or 
  refinement  [syn:  {peasant},  {boor},  {churl},  {Goth},  {tyke}, 
  {tike}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Barbarian 
  a  Greek  word  used  in  the  New  Testament  (Rom.  1:14)  to  denote  one 
  of  another  nation.  In  Col.  3:11,  the  word  more  definitely 
  designates  those  nations  of  the  Roman  empire  that  did  not  speak 
  Greek.  In  1  Cor.  14:11,  it  simply  refers  to  one  speaking  a 
  different  language.  The  inhabitants  of  Malta  are  so  called  (Acts 
  28:1,2,  4).  They  were  originally  a  Carthaginian  colony.  This 
  word  nowhere  in  Scripture  bears  the  meaning  it  does  in  modern 
  times. 
 




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