balla

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See also: Balla, ballà, and baļļa

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

balla (plural ballas)

  1. (nonstandard, slang) One who is a superior ball player (usually basketball).
    Wow! This guy's a serious balla; he's gonna go pro.

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

balla

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

Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German valle, from Old High German falla, from fallan (to fall). Cognate with German Falle.

Noun[edit]

balla f (plural balln)

  1. (Sette Comuni) trap
    De maus is gasnappet untar de balla.
    The mouse is caught in the trap.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • “balla” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to sense 3 of English bale (to wrap into a bale), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Verb[edit]

balla (third person singular past indicative ballaði, third person plural past indicative ballað, supine ballað)

  1. to wrap

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of balla (group v-30)
infinitive balla
supine ballað
participle (a6)1 ballandi ballaður
present past
first singular balli ballaði
second singular ballar ballaði
third singular ballar ballaði
plural balla ballaðu
imperative
singular balla!
plural ballið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

balla

  1. third-person singular past historic of baller

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

balla

  1. indefinite genitive plural of böllur

Ilocano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bal‧lá
  • IPA(key): /balˈla/, [bɐlˈla]

Noun[edit]

ballá

  1. frenzy
  2. (medicine) rabies
  3. white fish

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle English wall, from Old English weall (wall, dike), from Proto-Germanic *wallaz, *wallą (wall, rampart, entrenchment), from Latin vallum (wall, rampart, entrenchment, palisade), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to turn, wind, roll).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balla m (genitive singular balla, nominative plural ballaí)

  1. wall

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
balla bhalla mballa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbal.la/
  • Rhymes: -alla
  • Hyphenation: bàl‧la

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain.

Both etymologies ultimately from Proto-Germanic *ballô, *balluz (ball). Doublet of palla.

Noun[edit]

balla f (plural balle)

  1. large bundle, torsello, bale, reap
    Synonyms: fagotto, fardello
  2. falsehood, lie, malarkey
    Synonyms: bugia, frottola, fandonia
  3. (vulgar, especially in the plural) testicle, bollock
    Synonyms: palla, coglione
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Ottoman Turkish: بالیه(balya)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

balla

  1. inflection of ballare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

balla n pl

  1. definite plural of ball (Etymology 2)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

balla n pl

  1. definite plural of ball (Etymology 2)

Romansch[edit]

Noun[edit]

balla f (plural ballas)

  1. (sports, Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) ball

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bailly (outer castle wall), from Medieval Latin ballium (bail, security).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balla m (genitive singular balla, plural ballachan)

  1. (architecture) wall

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
balla bhalla
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

balla

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of ball.

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