bella

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See also: Bella and Bellä

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bella

  1. feminine singular of bell

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Substantivization of the singular feminine form of bello (beautiful).

Noun[edit]

bella f (plural belle)

  1. beauty, belle (beautiful woman)
  2. sweetheart
    Synonyms: compagna, fidanzata, innamorata
  3. fair copy (final draft of a piece of writing)
  4. showdown (deciding match)
  5. a Renaissance-style ceramic plate decorated with portraits of young women
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective[edit]

bella f sg

  1. feminine singular of bello

Further reading[edit]

  • bella in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams[edit]

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

bella n

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of bellum (war)

Adjective[edit]

bella

  1. inflection of bellus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/nominative neuter plural

Adjective[edit]

bellā

  1. ablative feminine singular of bellus

Verb[edit]

bellā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of bellō

Makasar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bella (Lontara spelling ᨅᨙᨒ)

  1. far
    Antonym: ambani

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

bella (present bellr, past singular ball)

  1. (transitive, with dative) hit, hurt

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

bella

  1. (with dative) to dare, venture
Conjugation[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: belle

References[edit]

  • bella1”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bella2”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bella

  1. feminine singular of bello

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • bula (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan)
  • pula (Surmiran)

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bella f (plural bellas)

  1. (Sursilvan) butterfly, moth

Synonyms[edit]

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /ˈbeʝa/ [ˈbe.ʝa]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /ˈbeʎa/ [ˈbe.ʎa]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈbeʃa/ [ˈbe.ʃa]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈbeʒa/ [ˈbe.ʒa]

 
  • (most of Spain and Latin America) Rhymes: -eʝa
  • (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) Rhymes: -eʎa
  • (Buenos Aires and environs) Rhymes: -eʃa
  • (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) Rhymes: -eʒa

  • Syllabification: be‧lla

Adjective[edit]

bella f

  1. feminine singular of bello