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Lexicon :: Strong's G915 - barbaros

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βάρβαρος
Transliteration
barbaros (Key)
Pronunciation
bar'-bar-os
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain derivation
Dictionary Aids

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, -ον;
1. properly, one whose speech is rude, rough, harsh, as if repeating the syllables βαρβάρ (cf. Strabo 14, 2, 28, p. 662; ὠνοματοπεποίηται λέξις, Etym. Magn. [188, 11 (but Gaisf. reads βράγχος 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 καλέουσι τοὺς μὴ σφίσι ὁμογλώσσους, Ovid. trist. 5, 10, 37 barbarus hic ego sum, quia non intelligor ulli); 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 Phœnician 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. Bp. Lightfoot at the passage]. But the phrase Ἕλληνές τε καὶ βάρβαροι forms also a periphrasis for all peoples, or indicates their diversity yet without reproach to foreigners (Plato, Theaet., p. 175 a.; Isocrates, Euag c. 17, p. 192 b.; 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. 1 reckons the Jews among barbarians.) Cf. Grimm on 2 Macc. 2:21, p. 61; [Bp. Lightfoot on Col. as above; B. D. under the word Barbarian].
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1 Corinthians
14:11
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 TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:2 - And the barbarous people G915 shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:4 - And when the barbarians G915 saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:14 - I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; G915 both to the wise, and to the unwise.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:11 - Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, G915 and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian G915 unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:11 - Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, G915 Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

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