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Lexicon :: Strong's G915 - barbaros

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βάρβαρος
Transliteration
barbaros
Pronunciation
bä'r-bär-os (Key)
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain derivation
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:546,94

Strong’s Definitions

βάρβαρος bárbaros, bar'-bar-os; of uncertain derivation; a foreigner (i.e. non-Greek):—barbarian(-rous).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x

The KJV translates Strong's G915 in the following manner: barbarian (5x), barbarous (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x
The KJV translates Strong's G915 in the following manner: barbarian (5x), barbarous (1x).
  1. one whose speech is rude, rough and harsh

  2. one who speaks a foreign or strange language which is not understood by another

  3. used by the Greeks of any foreigner ignorant of the Greek language, whether mental or moral, with the added notion after the Persian war, of rudeness and brutality. The word is used in the N.T. without the idea of reproachfulness.

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
βάρβαρος bárbaros, bar'-bar-os; of uncertain derivation; a foreigner (i.e. non-Greek):—barbarian(-rous).
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 ).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Song of Songs
1
Acts
28:2; 28:4
Romans
1:14
Colossians
3:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G915 matches the Greek βάρβαρος (barbaros),
which occurs 6 times in 5 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:2 - The native people[fn] showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:4 - When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice[fn] has not allowed him to live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:14 - I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians,[fn] both to the wise and to the foolish.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:11 - but if I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner to the speaker and the speaker a foreigner to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:11 - Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave,[fn] free; but Christ is all, and in all.
 
 
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