balbus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *balb-, *balbal- (tongue-tied). Cognate with Ancient Greek βαμβαίνω (bambaínō), βαμβαλύζω (bambalúzō, I chatter with the teeth), Russian болтать (boltatʹ, to chatter, babble), Lithuanian balbė́ti (to talk, babble), Sanskrit बल्बला (balbalā, stammering), Albanian belbët (stammering). See also bālō, blatiō, blaterō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

balbus (feminine balba, neuter balbum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. stammering, stuttering
  2. lisping
  3. fumbling

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative balbus balba balbum balbī balbae balba
Genitive balbī balbae balbī balbōrum balbārum balbōrum
Dative balbō balbō balbīs
Accusative balbum balbam balbum balbōs balbās balba
Ablative balbō balbā balbō balbīs
Vocative balbe balba balbum balbī balbae balba

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: balbh
  • Portuguese: balbo
  • Spanish: bobo

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