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ˌbɑr bəˈrɒs əbar·barossa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Frederick I, Frederick Barbarossa, Barbarossanoun

    Holy Roman Emperor from 1152 to 1190; conceded supremacy to the pope; drowned leading the Third Crusade (1123-1190)

  2. Barbarossa, Khayr ad-Dinnoun

    Barbary pirate (died in 1546)


  1. Barbarossanoun

    A nickname of several historical characters

    Etymology: barba, beard + rossa, red

  2. Barbarossanoun

    Operation Barbarossa The nickname of the Nazi invasion of Russia in World War II

    Etymology: barba, beard + rossa, red


  1. Barbarossa

    Barbarossa is a 1996 industrial album by the UK band Cubanate. The track "Joy" from the album has been released as a single.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Barbarossa

    the surname of Frederick I., emperor of Germany, of whom there is this tradition, that "he is not yet dead; but only sleeping, till the bad world reach its worst, when he will reappear. He sits within a cavern near Saltzburg, at a marble table, leaning on his elbow; winking, only half-asleep, as a peasant once tumbling into the interior saw him; beard had grown through the table, and streamed out on the floor. He looked at the peasant one moment, asked something about the time it was; then drooped his eyelids again: 'Not yet time, but will be soon.'"

  2. Barbarossa

    Horuk, a native of Mitylene; turned corsair; became sovereign of Algiers by the murder of Selim the emir, who had adopted him as an ally against Spain; was defeated twice by the Spanish general Gomarez and slain (1473-1518).

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Barbarossa

    The sobriquet of Frederick the First of Germany, on account of his red beard.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbarossa in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbarossa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. askant
    • B. flabby
    • C. bonzer
    • D. jejune

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