Translation of barbarian in Spanish:


bárbaro, adj.

Pronunciation /ˌbɑrˈbɛriən/ /bɑːˈbɛːrɪən/


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    • The view of the cross as the sacrifice for the sins of the world is a barbarian idea based on primitive concepts of God and must be dismissed.
    • Terminal illness makes a fantastic, fun-filled irreverent backdrop for black comedy, exploding with comments on humankind's barbarian invasion of the planet.
    • The supervisory board of the Bulgarian National Bank was a straight jacket for the elite, which drained the financial system in a pagan and barbarian way.
    • In their wild and alien nature, these animals were the embodiment of all that was uncivilized and, therefore, of barbarian irrationality and evil.
    • ‘[The anti-secession law] is barbarian and invasive behavior,’ Lee said.
    • We lost several thousand to barbarian attacks.
    • What is the barbarian fascination with airplanes?
    • I am shocked and dismayed to learn that our neighbors to the north have government officials who play politics just like ours do down here in the barbarian south.
    • Suddenly, all the networks want drama again and the barbarian tide of reality tele-vision is in retreat.
    • It is an uneasy opening, as we watch Monroe have to shed his civility and have to regress: his modern nature being slowly eroded by the barbarian surroundings.
    • Despite being written for a barbarian reed pipe, Ts'ai Yen's songs can still be sung on Chinese instruments.
    • But to the mindset of today's European leaders and commentators, America is a barbarian nation intent on world domination.
    • And if we do not do something, these barbarian rodents are bound to take over our lives!
    • Roy is a true original, a barbarian living in a modern world, and relentlessly smashing everything in his path.
    • Democratic processes can do nothing to assuage the homicidal needs of barbarian madmen.
    • Today, a message from an Internet café could have confirmed the barbarian incursions were nightmares come true.
    • But that attaches all of the barbarian interlude to ancient history, which is counter to our usual notions.
    • And maybe that date will be viewed in future centuries as the beginning of the great barbarian invasions.
    • This promising line of thought takes us back to the barbarian invasions that overwhelmed Rome in the 5th century.
    • In the face of continuing barbarian invasions, the smaller landowners were driven to seek protection and maintenance from more powerful men in return for which they gave service and obedience.
    • The early medieval chapter adopts the by-now-commonplace position that the history of Europe after the fall of Rome and the barbarian invasions was one of progress.
    • A process of urbanization was under way - a process which the Romans had to abandon in the 3rd century under the pressures of barbarian invasion.
    • The town suffered grievously during the barbarian invasions and it did not recover until the Middle Ages, when it took its present form, that of a fortified medieval settlement round a strong castle.
    • The site adds weight to the theory that Spain was a haven of Roman peace and prosperity during the fourth century, while the rest of the empire suffered political instability and barbarian invasions.
    • He explains that, as the screws were tightened upon them, the mass of the population had little or no incentive to resist the barbarian invasions that came with increasing force.
    • In 276 the towns of Gaul were still unwalled when, as a literary source tells us, the worst of the barbarian invasions yet saw the capture of fifty or sixty towns and their retaking by the Romans.
    • Jordanes, who wrote in Constantinople in the 550s, even described the coup of 476 as if it had been a fully-fledged barbarian invasion.
    • Be that as it may, after the barbarian invasion there was no authority to re-introduce gold coinage that would circulate.
    • In the West, however, Diocletian's system worked for a time, but then fell apart in the face of the barbarian invasions.
    • Manchester United tours are not just a series of football matches but are events which resemble a call for a religious crusade or a barbarian invasion.
    • Torsion catapults continued to be built into the time of the barbarian invasions when they were superseded by a traction artillery piece, the trebuchet.
    • Positive or negative, all these barbarian invasions are there, and we must live with this.
    • Europe took refuge in a feudal system in the face of increasing barbarian invasion.
    • Arles, once the capital of Roman Gaul, declined after the barbarian invasions and experienced a political and economic revival in the 12 th century.
    • These remarks record the preeminent level of struggle against the loss of civilization brought on by the invasion of the barbarian hordes of Western Europe.
    • If this is a clash of civilizations, then one of our soldiers has just been murdered by our barbarian enemies.


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    bárbaro masculine
    bárbara feminine
    • It was arrogant pretension of the ancient Greeks to imagine that barbarians were slaves by nature.
    • Hadrian, we are informed by his fourth-century biographer, built his wall to divide the Romans from the barbarians.
    • Although the Roman aristocrats despised the barbarians, many also believed that they could use them to their own purposes.
    • His main historical significance is his acceleration of the settlement of barbarians on Roman territory.
    • For the next five millennia McNeill observes a sharp spatial distinction between barbarians and civilized communities.
    • That is, it is Moira that determines who shall be slave or master, peasant or warrior, citizen or non-citizen, Greek or barbarian.
    • Their background was probably very varied, some perhaps landowners, others military men, Roman or barbarian, who had been invited to take control or seized power.
    • Barbarians, or rather some barbarians in the eyes of some Greeks, did not need images at all.
    • The ancient Romans divided people between civilised and barbarian.
    • As the barbarians invaded, they often took over the old Roman provincial titles, so that Roman authority continued in a new guise.
    • It might be because purists realized they were a small group of Roman centurions and the barbarians were at the gates.
    • They did not so much beat the barbarians as the mere appearance of Roman legions caused the invaders to withdraw.
    • His decision to build a wall separating Roman Britain from the barbarians beyond symbolised that the empire had stopped growing.
    • Moreover, some of the Greek cities thought they could use the barbarian, or the threat of him, against their enemies.
    • It was predicated on the idea of an inherent superiority of the Greek over the barbarian.
    • Raised on the hinge of the Greek and the barbarian (non-Greek) world, he had the amused tolerance of a man who can see and has lived with both sides.
    • Others were happy to see Philip as a Greek, and as a man who could restore Greece to a position in which it could face the real barbarians, and in particular the Persians.
    • It has become very fashionable in the middle reaches of government to beat up on the Americans as being uncultured barbarians.
    • The arrogant barbarians were again shown that they could never defeat The Chosen People.
    • Texans were more or less thought of as yahoo barbarians somewhere between the Beverly Hillbillies and Deliverance.
    • Wine and bread, because they were created by man, were symbols of cultured living - only barbarians ate wild plants.
    • What happens when the barbarians, the grand ignorant, never appear and so cannot be defeated or contained?
    • For here on, I will consider anyone consorting with these barbarians to be my enemy.
    • Ever since we'd been kidnapped by the barbarians, she had changed, and it hadn't been subtle.
    • The use to which the wealth is put, and Jahangir's almost flippant attitude toward his riches, activates the notion of the ignorant barbarian.
    • All think of him as a cold-hearted, arrogant barbarian, and this story will be the first true view of the hidden soul he carries.
    • The rampant crowds were like ancient Viking barbarians, smoking heavily and taking down alcohol in large gulps.
    • They usually portray American military personnel as barbarians with no respect for human life.
    • Here was someone who was prepared to wave two fingers at those American barbarians who were filling French kids with burgers.
    • Only barbarians, he argued, would execute a man based upon this quality of testimony.
    • What distinguishes civilized man from a barbarian must be acquired by every individual anew.
    • People who support capital punishment are often portrayed as barbarians or monsters, but in my opinion locking someone up for life is far more inhumane.
    • From her experience in the east she regarded the Russians as barbarians, unused to the basic norms of civilised life.