balla

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See also: Balla, ballà, and baļļa

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

balla (plural ballas)

  1. (slang, nonstandard) Alternative form of baller (all senses except "person who divides molten metal")

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

balla

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

Cimbrian[edit]

Noun[edit]

balla f (plural balln)

  1. (Mezzaselva) Alternative form of valla

Declension[edit]

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.

Further reading[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish *balla, from Middle English wal, 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 *welH- (to turn, wind, roll).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balla m (genitive singular balla, nominative plural ballaí)

  1. (Connacht, Ulster) 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.

Further reading[edit]

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, diminutive ballétta or ballettìna, augmentative ballóna, pejorative ballàccia)

  1. large bundle, bale, reap
    Synonyms: fagotto, fardello, torsello
  2. falsehood, lie, malarkey
    Synonyms: bugia, frottola, fandonia
  3. (vulgar, usually 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

Synonyms[edit]

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish *balla, from Middle English wal, 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 *welH- (to turn, wind, roll).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balla m (genitive singular balla, plural ballachan)

  1. (architecture) wall

Declension[edit]

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.

Further reading[edit]

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

balla

  1. inflection of ball:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

See also[edit]