字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Word Origins 47. The word origin today is barbarian. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. Today the word barbarian is mostly used to mean somebody who is cruel or violent or or also uncivilized too. We call we might call somebody a barbarian. Let's continue here. The origin of the word barbarian goes all the way back to ancient Greece. I was used in reference to describe all non-Greek speaking people which included Persians. And remember Persians today they are Iranians. Egyptians Medes and Phoenicians. Okay. The word derives directly from the Greek word Barbaros. Okay. Which meant a Babbler or you know, people who just talk like a lot of nonsense. Babble on (blah ,blah, blah ) babbling on. So a babbler, remember Babble means to talk quickly in a way others cannot understand or to make sounds like a baby, (ba, ba, ,ba ) kind of like that too. To the Greeks it was a foreign language that sounded like bar, bar, bar, bar. So that's where they got the idea of barbarian from or Barbaros. That's how it came about. Later during the Roman Empire, now remember the Romans conquered the Greeks and after the Romans conquered the Greeks, they actually adopted a lot from the Greeks. I think they kind of respected the Greeks. They adopted a lot of their their gods, their religions their temples, some of the technology and stuff like that. So they kind of you know, they kind of went together pretty well. So during the Roman Empire, it meant a foreigner who lacked Greek and Roman traditions. All right. So it was kind of combined after that, especially tribes who were a threat to Roman borders like later on. You know later probably as the Roman Empire was getting weaker you know, around the 500s. Around that time. Around 500 AD or so. They were thought to be violent and non-educated. Okay. So and yeah. So we... I just give like one sort of example. In his early days of acting , Arnold Schwarzenegger played the character of " Conan the Barbarian" Yeah That's actually, it's actually from Marvel. They haven't made a Marvel movie of him like in a long time. That was in the eighties when most people didn't even ...weren't really aware of Marvel so much in the movies. Because you know, you didn't need any special effects for that. But you wonder if they... Marvel has an opportunity to bring this back as they did have the character Conan the Barbarian that was very popular during the time you know, that people were you know reading comics. That character and they did make a movie of him. Obviously if they make it now, probably Conan, I mean Arnold will probably not play it anymore. But he did actually make two movies of it and the the first one was actually pretty good. The second one was so-so. But anyway that's, that's what we say. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it was informative. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.