batalla

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See also: Batalla and batallá

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Spanish batalla, Galician batalla, Portuguese batalha. Ultimately from Late Latin battālia, variant of battuālia, from Latin battuō.

Noun[edit]

batalla f (plural batalles)

  1. battle (general action, fight, or encounter; a combat)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan batalha, from Late Latin battālia, variant of Latin battuālia (fencing, fighting practice), battuō (to strike).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

batalla f (plural batalles)

  1. battle (a fight between two armed forces)
  2. (figuratively) battle (any stuggle or contest marked by strong feelings)
  3. (archaic) battle (a portion of an army)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese batalla, from Late Latin battālia, variant of battuālia (fighting and fencing exercises), from Latin battuō (to strike, beat)

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

batalla f (plural batallas)

  1. battle

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Occitan batalha, or Old French bataille, from Late Latin battālia, variant of battuālia, from Latin battuō. If inherited, the Latin term would have resulted in a Spanish *bataja instead, and even in Old Spanish writing such as the Cantar de Mio Cid, it was treated as a neologism, while the normal term for fight or battle was lid.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /baˈtaʎa/, [baˈt̪aʎa]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /baˈtaɟ͡ʝa/, [baˈt̪aʝa]
  • Hyphenation: ba‧ta‧lla

Noun[edit]

batalla f (plural batallas)

  1. battle

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Verb[edit]

batalla

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of batallar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of batallar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of batallar.

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