ballista

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Ballista, Circa 50 BCE

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ballista, from Ancient Greek βαλλίστρα ‎(ballístra), from βάλλω ‎(bállō, I throw).

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ballista ‎(plural ballistae or ballistæ)

  1. An ancient military engine, in the form of a crossbow, used for hurling large missiles.

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Etymology[edit]

< Latin

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bal‧lis‧ta
  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑlːistɑ/

Noun[edit]

ballista

  1. ballista (military engine)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ballista (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative ballista ballistat
genitive ballistan ballistojen
partitive ballistaa ballistoja
illative ballistaan ballistoihin
singular plural
nominative ballista ballistat
accusative nom.? ballista ballistat
gen. ballistan
genitive ballistan ballistojen
ballistainrare
partitive ballistaa ballistoja
inessive ballistassa ballistoissa
elative ballistasta ballistoista
illative ballistaan ballistoihin
adessive ballistalla ballistoilla
ablative ballistalta ballistoilta
allative ballistalle ballistoille
essive ballistana ballistoina
translative ballistaksi ballistoiksi
instructive ballistoin
abessive ballistatta ballistoitta
comitative ballistoineen

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βαλλίστρα ‎(ballístra), from βάλλω ‎(bállō, I throw).

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Noun[edit]

ballista f ‎(genitive ballistae); first declension

  1. ballista

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ballista ballistae
genitive ballistae ballistārum
dative ballistae ballistīs
accusative ballistam ballistās
ablative ballistā ballistīs
vocative ballista ballistae

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