- barley O.E. bærlic, originally an adjective, "of barley," from bere "barley" (from P.Gmc. *bariz, *baraz) + -lic "body, like." First element is related to O.N. barr "barley," and cognate with L. far (gen. farris) "coarse grain, meal;" probably from PIE *bhars- "bristle, point, projection" (see BRISTLE (Cf. bristle)).
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