viola

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See also: Viola, víóla, vióla, violá, violà, and Vióla

English[edit]

A viola is a stringed instrument of the violin family

Etymology 1[edit]

A viola is a stringed instrument of the guitar family

From Italian viola, from Old Provençal viola (modern Occitan viula), from Medieval Latin *vitula (stringed instrument). Compare viol.

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Noun[edit]

viola (plural violas)

  1. (music) A stringed instrument of the violin family, somewhat larger than a violin, played under the chin, and having a deeper tone
  2. (music) An organ stop having a similar tone
  3. (music) A 10-string steel-string acoustic guitar, used in Brazilian folk music.
  4. Misconstruction of voila
    [...] ; you fill out a form; you write your check; and viola! You're a mutual fund shareholder. (Hedge Funds for Dummies, 2011)
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Etymology 2[edit]

A Viola mandshurica is one of the flowering plants of the genus Viola

From Latin viola (violet).

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Noun[edit]

viola (plural violas)

  1. (botany) Any of several flowering plants, of the genus Viola, including the violets and pansies.
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Asturian[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

viola

  1. violet

Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin viola.

Noun[edit]

viola f (plural violes)

  1. viola (flowering plant of the genus Viola)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain origin, probably from Occitan viula, derivative of viular (playing a string instrument” or “wind)

Noun[edit]

viola m, f (plural violes)

  1. f viola (musicial instrument)
  2. m, f violist
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

viola f (plural violes)

  1. leapfrog

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

viola

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of violar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of violar

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

viola f

  1. viola (musical instrument of the violin family)

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

viola (accusative singular violan, plural violaj, accusative plural violajn)

  1. of or relating to the flower violet
  2. the color of such flowers, violet
    violet colour:    

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

viola

  1. (music) viola

Declension[edit]

Inflection of viola (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative viola violat
genitive violan violoiden
violoitten
partitive violaa violoita
illative violaan violoihin
singular plural
nominative viola violat
accusative nom. viola violat
gen. violan
genitive violan violoiden
violoitten
violainrare
partitive violaa violoita
inessive violassa violoissa
elative violasta violoista
illative violaan violoihin
adessive violalla violoilla
ablative violalta violoilta
allative violalle violoille
essive violana violoina
translative violaksi violoiksi
instructive violoin
abessive violatta violoitta
comitative violoineen

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

viola

  1. third-person singular past historic of violer

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin viola.

Adjective[edit]

viola (invariable)

  1. purple, violet
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Noun[edit]

viola f (plural viole)

  1. viola, violet (plant)
  2. violet, purple (color)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Old Provençal viola (modern Occitan viula), ultimately from Medieval Latin *vitula (stringed instrument).

Noun[edit]

viola f (plural viole)

  1. (music) viola
  2. (music) fiddle
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

viola

  1. third-person singular present indicative of violare
  2. second-person singular imperative of violare

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Colors in Italian · colori (layout · text)
     rosso      verde      giallo      beige      bianco
     cremisi      magenta      blu petrolio, foglia di tè      limetta      rosa
     indaco      blu      arancione      grigio      violetta
     nero      viola      marrone      azzurro      ciano

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Ancient Greek ἴον (íon, violet) (from ϝίον). Probably from a pre-I.E. Mediterranean language. See also Middle Persian wnpšk'.

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Noun[edit]

viola f (genitive violae); first declension

  1. violet (flower)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative viola violae
genitive violae violārum
dative violae violīs
accusative violam violās
ablative violā violīs
vocative viola violae

Verb[edit]

violā

  1. first-person singular present active imperative of violō

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese viola, from Old Provençal viola, from Medieval Latin vitula, from Vitula, Roman goddess of joy and victory.

Noun[edit]

viola f (plural violas)

  1. (music) viola (a bowed instrument larger than a violin)
  2. (music) viol (a bowed instrument of the violin family held between the legs)
  3. (music) viola; viola caipira (10-string acoustic guitar used in Brazilian folk music)
  4. (music, Brazil, loosely or affectionate) acoustic guitar
  5. guitarfish (any of the rays in the Rhinobatidae family)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

viola

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of violar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of violar

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French violer, from Latin violō.

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Verb[edit]

a viola (third-person singular present violează, past participle violat1st conj.

  1. to violate; to rape

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

viola

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