batta

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Hindi भत्ता (bhattā)

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

batta (countable and uncountable, plural battas)

  1. (India, dated) An exchange rate.
  2. (India, dated) The discount on uncurrent coins.
  3. (India, dated) Extra pay; especially an extra allowance to an English officer serving in India.
    • (Can we date this quote?) The Asiatic journal and monthly register for British and foreign India, China, and Australasia (volume 28)
      On the day previous to their entry into the place, the men had shown a spirit of insubordination, refusing to proceed until some promise was given that they should get their extra battas.

References[edit]

batta in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

batta

  1. third-person singular past historic of batter

Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

battā̀ f (plural battōcī, possessed form battàr̃)

  1. leather pouch (e.g., for tobacco)
  2. small metal container (e.g., of tiger balm)

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

batta

  1. first/second/third-person singular present subjunctive of battere
  2. third-person singular imperative of battere

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

batta

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ばった
  2. Rōmaji transcription of バッタ

Maltese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic بَطَّأَ(baṭṭaʾa, to make or become slow).

Verb[edit]

batta (imperfect jbatti)

  1. (intransitive) to abate, subside
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Sicilian battiri and/or Italian battere, both from Latin battuere.

Verb[edit]

batta (imperfect jbatti)

  1. (transitive) to knock, beat
    Synonym: ħabbat
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