bál

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See also: bal, ball, BAL, Bal, Ball, băl, bål, and bæl

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Ball.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bál m

  1. ball (formal dance)

Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • bál in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • bál in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bál (whence the Danish bål (fire, bonfire, pyre), Norwegian bål and Swedish bål (pyre, bonfire)) from Proto-Germanic *bēlą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel-. Cognate with the Old English bæl. Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit भाल (bhāla, splendour), Ancient Greek φαλός (phalós, white) and Old Armenian բալ (bal, fog).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bál n (genitive singular báls, plural bál)

  1. fire

Declension[edit]

Declension of bál
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative bál bálið bál bálini
accusative bál bálið bál bálini
dative báli bálinum bálum bálunum
genitive báls bálsins bála bálanna

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Ball.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bál (plural bálok)

  1. ball (party)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative bál bálok
accusative bált bálokat
dative bálnak báloknak
instrumental bállal bálokkal
causal-final bálért bálokért
translative bállá bálokká
terminative bálig bálokig
essive-formal bálként bálokként
essive-modal
inessive bálban bálokban
superessive bálon bálokon
adessive bálnál báloknál
illative bálba bálokba
sublative bálra bálokra
allative bálhoz bálokhoz
elative bálból bálokból
delative bálról bálokról
ablative báltól báloktól
Possessive forms of bál
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. bálom báljaim
2nd person sing. bálod báljaid
3rd person sing. bálja báljai
1st person plural bálunk báljaink
2nd person plural bálotok báljaitok
3rd person plural báljuk báljaik

Derived terms[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bál (whence the Danish bål (fire, bonfire, pyre), Norwegian bål and Swedish bål (pyre, bonfire)) from Proto-Germanic *bēlą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel-. Cognate with the Old English bæl. Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit भाल (bhāla, splendour), Ancient Greek φαλός (phalós, white) and Old Armenian բալ (bal, fog).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bál n (genitive singular báls, nominative plural bál)

  1. a fire, a bonfire
  2. a conflagration, a blaze

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bál m (genitive singular báil, nominative plural báil)

  1. ball (formal dance)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bál bhál mbál
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "bál" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “bál” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “bál” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bēlą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel-. Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit भाल (bhāla, splendour), Old English bæl, Ancient Greek φαλός (phalós, white) and Old Armenian բալ (bal, fog).

Noun[edit]

bál n (genitive báls, plural bál)

  1. fire

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: bål (pyre, bonfire)
  • Faroese: bál n
  • Icelandic: bál (a fire)
  • Swedish: bål (pyre, bonfire)
  • Norwegian: bål (pyre, fire, bonfire)