falla

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See also: Falla, fallá, and fälla

Catalan[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Vulgar Latin *facla, contracted form of Latin facula (little torch), diminutive of fax. Compare the borrowed doublet fàcula.

Noun[edit]

falla f (plural falles)

  1. constructions of inflammable materials, based in figures that are caricatures (the ninots) that are installed in certain Valencian municipalities and are burned to ashes the day of Saint Joseph.
  2. the holidays around these constructions.
  3. the associations or organizations around these constructions.
  4. fire, bonfire

Etymology 2[edit]

From fallir (corresponding to Old Occitan falha); or alternatively from a Vulgar Latin falla or *falia, from Latin fallō.

Noun[edit]

falla f (plural falles)

  1. fault or lack
  2. (geology) fault
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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse falla, from Proto-Germanic *fallaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-.

Verb[edit]

falla (third person singular past indicative fall, third person plural past indicative fullu, supine fallið)

  1. to fall

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse falla, from Proto-Germanic *fallaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-.

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falla (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative féll, third-person plural past indicative féllu, supine fallið)

  1. (intransitive) to fall
  2. (intransitive) to be killed, especially in action or in battle
    • Matthew 26:52 (English and Icelandic)
      Jesús sagði við hann: „Slíðra sverð þitt! Allir, sem sverði bregða, munu fyrir sverði falla.“
      “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”
  3. (intransitive) to flow
  4. (intransitive) to fit closely, to shut tight, to meet
  5. (intransitive) to like

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Noun[edit]

falla n

  1. indefinite genitive plural of fall

Irish[edit]

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falla m (genitive singular falla, nominative plural fallaí)

  1. (Munster) wall

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
falla fhalla bhfalla
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

falla f (plural falle)

  1. a leak (from a wall or a ship's keel)
  2. (figuratively, by extension) a reason or source of loss (of money, resources, etc.)
    tamponare le falle dell'erario
    to provisionally remedy the (financial) hemorrhaging of the treasury
  3. (military) to retreat on a front of a battle, allowing enemy penetration into one's territory

Verb[edit]

falla

  1. inflection of fallare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
f-l-j

Probably borrowed from Italian fallire. At least Italian influence is certain, but compare Arabic فَلَّ(falla, to go away), with which it could theoretically have been merged. It is a fairly rare word, but very common in North Levantine Arabic, with which Maltese (though more closely related to Maghrebi dialects) shares some similarities.

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falla (imperfect jfalli)

  1. to be absent

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

falla n

  1. definite plural of fall

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

falla

  1. definite plural of fall

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

falla (present tense fell, past tense fall, past participle falle, passive infinitive fallast, present participle fallande, imperative fall)

  1. Alternative form of falle

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fallaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-. Akin to Old English feallan (English fall), Old Frisian falla (West Frisian falle), Old Saxon fallan (Low German fallen), Old Dutch fallan (Dutch vallen), Old High German fallan (German fallen).

Verb[edit]

falla (singular past indicative féll, plural past indicative féllu, past participle fallinn)

  1. to fall

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Descendants[edit]

  • Old Danish: fallæ
  • Faroese: falla
  • Icelandic: falla

Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse falla, from Proto-Germanic *fallaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-.

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falla

  1. to fall

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

falla f (plural fallas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of fala

Verb[edit]

falla

  1. Obsolete spelling of fala

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin falla, from Latin fallō. The geological sense is a more modern one, from French faille.

Noun[edit]

falla f (plural fallas)

  1. A flaw.
  2. A failure.
  3. An outage, such as a blackout.
  4. (geology) A fault.

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Verb[edit]

falla

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

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish falla, from Old Norse falla, from Proto-Germanic *fallaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /falːa/
  • (file)

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falla

  1. to fall
  2. to die, especially in battle

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