ballena

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ballena f (plural ballenas)

  1. whale

References[edit]


Asturian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ballena f (plural ballenes)

  1. whale

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish ballena, from Latin ballaena, variant of bālaena (compare Catalan balena, French baleine, Galician balea, Italian balena, Portuguese baleia, Romanian balenă), from Ancient Greek φάλλαινα (phállaina).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /baˈʝena/, [baˈʝe.na]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /baˈʎena/, [baˈʎe.na]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /baˈʃena/, [baˈʃe.na]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /baˈʒena/, [baˈʒe.na]

Noun[edit]

ballena f (plural ballenas)

  1. whale
  2. baleen, whalebone
    Synonym: barbas de ballena

Hypernyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: balyena
  • Huave: ballen
  • Masbatenyo: balyena
  • Tagalog: balyena

Further reading[edit]