ballerina

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian ballerina.

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Noun[edit]

ballerina ‎(plural ballerinas)

  1. A female ballet dancer.
  2. The star female ballet performer in the company.
  3. (less common, sometimes derogatory) A male ballet dancer.
  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.

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Finnish[edit]

(index b)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bal‧le‧ri‧na

Noun[edit]

ballerina

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

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

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

ballerina

  1. feminine singular of ballerino

Noun[edit]

ballerina f ‎(plural ballerine, masculine ballerino)

  1. dancer, ballet dancer

ballerina f ‎(plural ballerine)

  1. pump (shoe)
  2. wagtail

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ballerina c

  1. ballerina

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