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Forms of the word
βάρβαρος, ον
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non-Greek, foreign, barbarian; someone who speaks an unintelligible language
pr. one to whom a pure Greek dialect is not native; one who is not a proper Greek, a barbarian, Rom. 1:14; Col. 3:11; Acts 28:2, 4; a foreigner speaking a strange language, 1 Cor. 14:11*

Greek-English Concordance for βάρβαρος

Acts 28:2 The native (barbaroi | βάρβαροι | nom pl masc) people showed us no ordinary kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and because of the cold.
Acts 28:4 When the native (barbaroi | βάρβαροι | nom pl masc) people (barbaroi | βάρβαροι | nom pl masc) saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “Certainly this man is a murderer, and though he has escaped from the sea, justice has not allowed him to live.”
Romans 1:14 I am a debtor both to the Greeks and to the barbarians (barbarois | βαρβάροις | dat pl masc), to the wise as well as to the foolish.
1 Corinthians 14:11 But if I do not grasp the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner (barbaros | βάρβαρος | nom sg masc) to the speaker and the speaker a foreigner (barbaros | βάρβαρος | nom sg masc) to me.
Colossians 3:11 Here there is no longer there is Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian (barbaros | βάρβαρος | nom sg masc), Scythian, slave and free, but Christ is all and in all. Christ