viola

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See also: Viola, víóla, and violà

English[edit]

A viola is a stringed instrument of the violin family

Etymology 1[edit]

A viola is a stringed instrument of the guitar family

From Italian viola, from Old Provençal viola (modern Occitan viula), from Medieval Latin *vitula (stringed instrument).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

viola (plural violas)

  1. (music) A stringed instrument of the violin family, somewhat larger than a violin, played under the chin, and having a deeper tone
  2. (music) An organ stop having a similar tone
  3. (music) A 10-string steel-string acoustic guitar, used in Brazilian folk music.
References[edit]
  1. ^ Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
  2. ^ Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
  3. ^ American Heritage Dictionary
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Etymology 2[edit]

A Viola mandshurica is one of the flowering plants of the genus Viola

From Latin viola (violet).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

viola (plural violas)

  1. (botany) Any of several flowering plants, of the genus Viola, including the violets and pansies.
References[edit]
  1. ^ Compact Oxford English Dictionary
  2. ^ Collins English Dictionary
  3. ^ American Heritage Dictionary
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Asturian[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

viola

  1. violet

Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin viola.

Noun[edit]

viola f (plural violes)

  1. viola (flowering plant of the genus Viola)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain origin, probably from Occitan viula, derivative of viular (playing a string instrument” or “wind)

Noun[edit]

viola m, f (plural violes)

  1. f viola (musicial instrument)
  2. m, f violist
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

viola f (plural violes)

  1. leapfrog

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

viola

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of violar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of violar

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

viola f

  1. viola (musical instrument of the violin family)

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

viola (plural violaj, accusative singular violan, accusative plural violajn)

  1. of or relating to the flower violet
  2. the color of such flowers, violet
    violet colour:    

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

viola

  1. (music) viola

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

viola

  1. third-person singular past historic form of violer

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin viola.

Adjective[edit]

viola (invariable)

  1. purple, violet
Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

viola f (plural viole)

  1. viola, violet (plant)
  2. violet, purple (color)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Old Provençal viola (modern Occitan viula), ultimately from Medieval Latin *vitula (stringed instrument).

Noun[edit]

viola f (plural viole)

  1. (music) viola
  2. (music) fiddle
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

viola

  1. third-person singular present indicative of violare
  2. second-person singular imperative of violare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Ancient Greek ἴον (íon, violet) (from ϝίον). Probably from a pre-I.E. Mediterranean language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

viola f (genitive violae); first declension

  1. violet (flower)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative viola violae
genitive violae violārum
dative violae violīs
accusative violam violās
ablative violā violīs
vocative viola violae

Verb[edit]

violā

  1. first-person singular present active imperative of violō

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

viola

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of violar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of violar

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French violer, from Latin violō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

a viola (third-person singular present violează, past participle violat1st conj.

  1. to violate; to rape

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

viola

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of violar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of violar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of violar.