ballerina

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian ballerina.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ballerina (plural ballerinas or ballerine)

  1. a female ballet dancer
  2. the star female ballet performer in the company
  3. (less common, sometimes derogatory) a male ballet dancer
    Synonym: ballerino
  4. a ballet flat shoe

Usage notes[edit]

Although normally used to refer only to females, it can be used of males although this is sometimes done so derogatorily. danseur or ballet dancer is the normal term for men.

Translations[edit]


Finnish[edit]

(index b)

Etymology[edit]

From Italian ballerina.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑlːeri(ː)nɑ/, [ˈbɑlːe̞ˌri(ː)nɑ]
  • Rhymes: -inɑ
  • Syllabification: bal‧le‧ri‧na

Noun[edit]

ballerina

  1. (dance) ballerina (female ballet dancer)
    Synonym: balettitanssijatar
  2. ballet flat, dolly flat (type of women's shoes, with a very low heel, low sides and covering only the toes)
    Synonyms: ballerinakenkä, ballerinatossu

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ballerina (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative ballerina ballerinat
genitive ballerinan ballerinojen
partitive ballerinaa ballerinoja
illative ballerinaan ballerinoihin
singular plural
nominative ballerina ballerinat
accusative nom. ballerina ballerinat
gen. ballerinan
genitive ballerinan ballerinojen
ballerinainrare
partitive ballerinaa ballerinoja
inessive ballerinassa ballerinoissa
elative ballerinasta ballerinoista
illative ballerinaan ballerinoihin
adessive ballerinalla ballerinoilla
ablative ballerinalta ballerinoilta
allative ballerinalle ballerinoille
essive ballerinana ballerinoina
translative ballerinaksi ballerinoiksi
instructive ballerinoin
abessive ballerinatta ballerinoitta
comitative ballerinoineen
Possessive forms of ballerina (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person ballerinani ballerinamme
2nd person ballerinasi ballerinanne
3rd person ballerinansa

Derived terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin ballāre, borrowed from, or related to, Ancient Greek βαλλίζω (ballízō), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelH- (to throw).

Adjective[edit]

ballerina

  1. Feminine singular of adjective ballerino.

Noun 1[edit]

ballerina f (plural ballerine, masculine ballerino)

  1. dancer, ballet dancer

Noun 2[edit]

ballerina f (plural ballerine)

  1. pump (shoe)
  2. wagtail
    Synonyms: batticoda, cutrettola

Derived terms[edit]

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Ballerina

Etymology[edit]

From Italian ballerina.

Noun[edit]

ballerina m (definite singular ballerinaen, indefinite plural ballerinaer, definite plural ballerinaene)

  1. (dance) a ballerina

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian ballerina.

Noun[edit]

ballerina f (definite singular ballerinaa, indefinite plural ballerinaer, definite plural ballerinaene)

  1. (dance) a ballerina

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian ballerina.

Noun[edit]

ballerina c

  1. (dance) ballerina

Declension[edit]

Declension of ballerina 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ballerina ballerinan ballerinor ballerinorna
Genitive ballerinas ballerinans ballerinors ballerinornas