balla

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See also: Balla, ballà, and baļļa

English[edit]

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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

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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]

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]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

balla

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

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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