ballista

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Ballista, Circa 50 BCE

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From Latin ballista, from Ancient Greek βαλλίστρα (ballistra), from βάλλω (ballō, I throw).

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ballista (plural ballistae or ballistæ)

  1. An ancient military engine, in the form of a crossbow, used for hurling large missiles.

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< Latin

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  • Hyphenation: bal‧lis‧ta
  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑlːistɑ/

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ballista

  1. ballista (military engine)

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βαλλίστρα (ballistra), from βάλλω (ballō, I throw).

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ballista f (genitive ballistae); first declension

  1. ballista

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ballista ballistae
genitive ballistae ballistārum
dative ballistae ballistīs
accusative ballistam ballistās
ablative ballistā ballistīs
vocative ballista ballistae

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