The Alternative Italian Dictionary: barba

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barba {{wikipedia}}
etymology 1 From Latin barba, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰardʰeh₂ 〈*bʰardʰeh₂〉.
noun: {{it-noun}}
  1. beard
  2. (botany) root, rootlet
  3. (zoology) barb
  4. (colloquial) bore, drag, yawn
etymology 2 From the above term, from the fact that a beard represents a grown man.
noun: {{head}}
  1. uncle mainly used in Northern Italy and Italophone Switzerland
Synonyms: zio

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