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βάρβαρος. The word signifies 'foreigner, alien:' it was used by the Romans for any people who did not understand Latin or Greek. In Romans 1:14 they are in contrast to the Greeks. In 1 Corinthians 14:11 , a person hearing another speak in a language he did not understand would account him and be accounted a foreigner. The inhabitants of Melita were so called by Luke. Acts 28:2-4 . In Colossians 3:1 the 'barbarian' is in contrast to the uncultivated Scythian.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Barbarian, '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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