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Bal

Afrikaans

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Dutch bal, from Middle Dutch bal, from Old Dutch *bal, from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Noun

bal (plural balle, diminutive balletjie)

  1. A ball (spherical object, used as a toy).
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Dutch bal, from French bal.

Noun

bal (plural [please provide])

  1. A ball (formal dance event).

Albanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *bala, cognate to Lithuanian bãlas ("white"), Latvian bàls ("pale") and Greek (Hes.) (falós lefkós).[1]

Noun

bal m (indefinite plural bala, definite singular bali, definite plural balat)

  1. dog or goat (with a white spot on the forehead)

Derived terms

Related terms

References

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , "bal", in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, ->ISBN, page 15

Azerbaijani

Other scripts
Cyrillic
Roman bal
Perso-Arabic

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *b?l ("honey").

Pronunciation

Noun

bal (definite accusative bal?, plural ballar)

  1. honey

Declension


Crimean Tatar

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *b?l ("honey").

Noun

bal

  1. honey, mead
  2. ball, dance party

Declension

References

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajins?ko-kryms?kotatars?kyj slovnyk [Ukrainian - Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, ->ISBN

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /b?l/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bal
  • Rhymes: -?l

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch bal, from Old Dutch *bal, from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Noun

bal m (plural ballen, diminutive balletje n)

  1. a ball or any object with such a shape
  2. (informal) testicle, nut
  3. (sports) pass, shot
    Lekker balletje! - Nice pass/shot!
  4. (informal, derogatory) toff, posh person
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: bal
  • -> Indonesian: bal

Etymology 2

From French bal, from Late Latin ballare.

Noun

bal n (plural bals, diminutive balletje n)

  1. ball, dance party

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

bal

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ballen
  2. imperative of ballen

French

Etymology

From Late Latin ballare ("to dance"). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

Noun

bal m (plural bals)

  1. dance party, ball

Descendants

  • -> Dutch: bal
    • Afrikaans: bal
    • -> Indonesian: bal
  • -> Russian: (bal)
    • -> Kazakh: (bal)

Further reading


Haitian Creole

Etymology

French bal ("dance").

Noun

bal

  1. dance party, ball

Hausa

Etymology

Borrowed from English ball.

Noun

bâl f (plural bàlbàlai)

  1. ball

Hungarian

Pronunciation

Adjective

bal (comparative balabb, superlative legbalabb)

  1. left
    bal kéz - left hand
    a bal oldalon - on the left side

Declension

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative bal
accusative balt
dative balnak
instrumental ballal
causal-final balért
translative ballá
terminative balig
essive-formal balként
essive-modal
inessive balban
superessive balon
adessive balnál
illative balba
sublative balra
allative balhoz
elative balból
delative balról
ablative baltól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
balé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
baléi

Antonyms

Derived terms

Compound words
Expressions

Indonesian

Etymology 1

From Dutch bal ("ball"), from Middle Dutch bal, from Old Dutch *bal, from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): ['bal]
  • Hyphenation: bal

Noun

bal (plural, first-person possessive balku, second-person possessive balmu, third-person possessive balnya)

  1. (colloquial) ball, a solid or hollow sphere, or roughly spherical mass.
    Synonym: bola

Etymology 2

From Dutch baal, from Middle Dutch bale, from Old French bale.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): ['bal]
  • Hyphenation: bal

Noun

bal (plural, first-person possessive balku, second-person possessive balmu, third-person possessive balnya)

  1. bale, a rounded bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation.
  2. A closed bag or package of wares.
    Synonyms: bandela, karung

Further reading


Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Middle High German balde, from Old High German baldo, adverb of bald, from Proto-Germanic *balþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *b?el-. Cognate with German bald, Dutch boud, English bold.

Pronunciation

Adverb

bal

  1. nearly, almost
  2. soon

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *bal, from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Noun

bal m

  1. ball (round object), sphere
  2. something worthless

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: bal
    • Afrikaans: bal
    • -> Indonesian: bal
  • Limburgish: bal
  • West Flemish: bol

Further reading


Middle English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old English *beall, from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Pronunciation

Noun

bal (plural balles)

  1. A ball (an object of spherical shape)
  2. A rounded or spherical lump or bump, especially in medical terminology; a boil.
  3. A ball used in sports or other entertainment.
  4. The eyeball; the eye viewed as a spherical object.
  5. A sport with a ball as a key component of play.
  6. One's head (top part of one's body)
  7. A projectile resembling a ball in form
  8. (rare) A node of muscles supporting the fingers or toes.
  9. (rare) A ball-shaped container or box.
  10. (rare, vulgar) One's testes (compare to the much more frequent Modern English sense)

Related terms

Descendants

References


North Wahgi

Pronunciation

Noun

bal

  1. fish

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From the verb bala.

Pronunciation

Noun

bal n (definite singular balet, uncountable)

  1. bother, fuss, trouble (annoying, difficult or stressful activity)
    Det blir berre bal om me prøvar å gjera det no.
    It will only cause bother if we try to do that now.

Further reading

  • "bal" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Polish

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From French bal, from Late Latin ballare ("to dance").

Noun

bal m inan

  1. ball (formal dance)

Declension

Etymology 2

From Low German balk.

Noun

bal m inan

  1. log (large cut piece of wood)

Declension

Further reading

  • bal in Wielki s?ownik j?zyka polskiego, Instytut J?zyka Polskiego PAN
  • bal in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romani

Etymology

Cognate with Hindi (b?l), Punjabi (v?l, "hair").

Noun

bal m (plural bal)

  1. a single hair
  2. (in the plural) hair

Romansch

Etymology

Borrowed from French bal, from Late Latin ballare.

Noun

bal m (plural bals)

  1. ball (formal dance)

San Juan Guelavía Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *kwella(k).

Noun

bal

  1. fire

References

  • López Antonio, Joaquín; Jones, Ted; Jones, Kris (2012) Vocabulario breve del Zapoteco de San Juan Guelavía[2] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Tlalpan, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., pages 13, 25

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

bal m (Cyrillic spelling )

  1. ball (dance)

Southern Kam

Pronunciation

Noun

bal

  1. fish

Swedish

Noun

bal c

  1. bale, bundle (big packet of things)
  2. Formal gathering for dance, ball

Declension

Declension of bal 1
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bal balen balar balarna
Genitive bals balens balars balarnas
Declension of bal 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bal balen baler balerna
Genitive bals balens balers balernas

Related terms

bale
ball

References

Anagrams


Tatar

Noun

bal

  1. honey

Turkish

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *b?l ("honey").

Pronunciation

Noun

bal (definite accusative bal?, plural ballar)

  1. honey

Declension

Inflection
Nominative bal
Definite accusative bal?
Singular Plural
Nominative bal ballar
Definite accusative bal? ballar?
Dative bala ballara
Locative balda ballarda
Ablative baldan ballardan
Genitive bal?n ballar?n
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular bal?m ballar?m
2nd singular bal?n ballar?n
3rd singular bal? ballar?
1st plural bal?m?z ballar?m?z
2nd plural bal?n?z ballar?n?z
3rd plural ballar? ballar?

Derived terms


Turkmen

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *b?l ("honey").

Noun

bal (definite accusative baly, plural ballar)

  1. honey

Tübatulabal

Noun

bal

  1. Alternative spelling of pa·l

References

  • Kroeber, Shoshonean Dialects of California, in University of California Publications: American archaeology and ethnology, volume 4, page 81

Volapük

Volapük cardinal numbers
1 2  > 
    Cardinal : bal
    Ordinal : balid
    Adverbial : balna

Numeral

bal

  1. one

Derived terms


Zaniza Zapotec

Noun

bal

  1. fish

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