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Balla
See also: Balla, ballà, and baa

English

Alternative forms

Noun

balla (plural ballas)

  1. (nonstandard, slang) One who is a superior ball player (usually basketball).
    Wow! This guy's a serious balla; he's gonna go pro.

Catalan

Verb

balla

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

Cimbrian

Etymology

From Middle High German valle, from Old High German falla, from fallan ("to fall"). Cognate with German Falle.

Noun

balla f (plural balln)

  1. (Sette Comuni) trap
    De maus is gasnappet untar de balla.
    The mouse is caught in the trap.

Declension

References

  • "balla" in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Faroese

Etymology

Related to sense 3 of English bale ("to wrap into a bale"), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Verb

balla (third person singular past indicative ballaði, third person plural past indicative ballað, supine ballað)

  1. to wrap

Conjugation

Further reading


French

Pronunciation

Verb

balla

  1. third-person singular past historic of baller

Icelandic

Noun

balla

  1. indefinite genitive plural of böllur

Ilocano

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: bal?lá
  • IPA(key): /bal'la/, [b?l'la]

Noun

ballá

  1. frenzy
  2. (medicine) rabies
  3. white fish

Derived terms


Irish

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle English wall, from Old English weall ("wall, dike"), from Proto-Germanic *wallaz, *wall? ("wall, rampart, entrenchment"), from Latin vallum ("wall, rampart, entrenchment, palisade"), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- ("to turn, wind, roll").

Pronunciation

Noun

balla m (genitive singular balla, nominative plural ballaí)

  1. wall

Declension

Derived terms

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
balla bhalla mballa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading


Italian

Etymology 1

Uncertain.

Both etymologies ultimately from Proto-Germanic *ballô, *balluz ("ball"). Doublet of palla.

Noun

balla f (plural balle)

  1. large bundle, torsello, bale, reap
    Synonyms: fagotto, fardello
  2. falsehood, lie, malarkey
    Synonyms: bugia, frottola, fandonia
  3. (vulgar, especially in the plural) testicle, bollock
    Synonyms: palla, coglione
Derived terms

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

balla

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

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

Noun

balla n pl

  1. definite plural of ball (Etymology 2)

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

balla n pl

  1. definite plural of ball (Etymology 2)

Romansch

Noun

balla f (plural ballas)

  1. (sports, Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) ball

Synonyms


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Middle English bailly ("outer castle wall"), from Medieval Latin ballium ("bail, security").

Pronunciation

Noun

balla m (genitive singular balla, plural ballachan)

  1. (architecture) wall

Mutation

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
balla bhalla
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading


Swedish

Adjective

balla

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of ball.

See also


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