volta

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

volta (plural voltas)

  1. (music) A turning; a time (chiefly used in phrases signifying that the part is to be repeated).
  2. (music, dance) A volte
  3. (poetry) A turning point or point of change in a poem, most commonly a sonnet.

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Verb[edit]

volta

  1. Third-person singular present indicative form of voltar.
  2. Second-person singular imperative form of voltar.

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volta m (genitive volta, nominative plural voltanna)

  1. (sciences) A volt

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin root *volta, from volŭta (perhaps via *volvita (a turn)), the feminine form of volūtus, perfect passive participle of volvō. Also possibly from the past participle of volgere (volto), or from the verb voltare. Compare Spanish vuelta.

Noun[edit]

volta f (plural volte)

  1. time, instance, occasion
    due volte alla settimana — twice a week
    tre volte tre fa nove — three times three is nine
  2. turn
  3. (architecture, anatomy) vault
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

volta

  1. feminine form of volto

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Verb[edit]

volta

  1. third-person singular present tense of voltare
  2. second-person singular imperative of voltare

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese volta (turnaround), from voltar (to turn around), from Vulgar Latin *voltāre, from Latin volūtus, perfect passive participle of volvō (I tumble), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to turn around).

Noun[edit]

volta f (plural voltas)

  1. return (act of returning)
    A volta do rei.
    The king’s return.
  2. a bend in a course, line, pipe, etc.
    O barco ficou preso numa volta do riacho.
    The boat got stuck in one of the creek’s bends.
  3. turnaround (act of turning around)
    Fiz uma volta com o carro.
    I turned the car around. (Literally: I did a turnaround with the car.)
  4. a loop of a coil or spiral staircase
  5. loop (length of thread, line or rope that is doubled over)
  6. (figuratively) volte-face (a reversal of policy, attitude or principle)
    Não me saí bem nas voltas da vida.
    I didn’t do well in the volte-faces of life.

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Verb[edit]

volta

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