Haz (kapitankraut) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Serbian "Baraba"

The Serbian Eurovision entry this year featured the singer describing himself as "stara baraba", which one translation renders as "an old raff", and I'm assuming means sort of a "vagabond" from the context.

Would the word "baraba" be derived from the Biblical figure of "Barabas", the man freed by Pilate in favour of Jesus, or am I reading too much into it?
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