balsa

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See also: balsą and Balsa

English[edit]

balsa tree flower
balsa wood used as construction material

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish balsa, from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia, probably Basque [Term?] or Iberian [Term?].

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Noun[edit]

balsa (countable and uncountable, plural balsas)

  1. A large tree, Ochroma pyramidale, native to tropical America, with wood that is very light in weight.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of this tree.
  3. A raft or float, used principally on the Pacific coast of South America.

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Finnish[edit]

(index b)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bal‧sa

Noun[edit]

balsa

  1. balsa (wood)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of balsa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative balsa balsat
genitive balsan balsojen
partitive balsaa balsoja
illative balsaan balsoihin
singular plural
nominative balsa balsat
accusative nom. balsa balsat
gen. balsan
genitive balsan balsojen
balsainrare
partitive balsaa balsoja
inessive balsassa balsoissa
elative balsasta balsoista
illative balsaan balsoihin
adessive balsalla balsoilla
ablative balsalta balsoilta
allative balsalle balsoille
essive balsana balsoina
translative balsaksi balsoiksi
instructive balsoin
abessive balsatta balsoitta
comitative balsoineen
Possessive forms of balsa (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person balsani balsamme
2nd person balsasi balsanne
3rd person balsansa

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

balsa m (plural balsas)

  1. balsa (tree, wood)

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

balsa f (plural balsas)

  1. raft
  2. balsa (tree)
  3. balsa (wood)

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English balsa, from Spanish balsa.

Noun[edit]

balsa m (genitive singular balsa)

  1. balsa (tree, wood)

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
balsa bhalsa mbalsa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpalːsa/

Noun[edit]

balsa

  1. mound, tussock

Inflection[edit]

Even a-stem, ls-lss gradation
Nominative balsa
Genitive balssa
Singular Plural
Nominative balsa balssat
Accusative balssa balssaid
Genitive balssa balssaid
Illative balsii balssaide
Locative balssas balssain
Comitative balssain balssaiguin
Essive balsan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person balsan balsame balsamet
2nd person balsat balsade balsadet
3rd person balsas balsaska balsaset

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish balsa.

Noun[edit]

balsa f (plural balsas)

  1. raft
  2. ferry
    Synonyms: ferryboat, ferribote

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia, probably Basque [Term?] or Iberian [Term?].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balsa f (plural balsas)

  1. pool
    Synonym: charco
  2. raft
  3. ferry
  4. balsa (tree)

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish balsa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bal‧sa

Noun[edit]

balsa

  1. raft