See also: Balla, ballà, and baļļa

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

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.

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

balla

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

CimbrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

balla f (plural balln)

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

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “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

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

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

  1. to wrap

ConjugationEdit

Conjugation of balla (group v-30)
infinitive balla
supine ballað
participle (a6)1 ballandi ballaður
present past
first singular balli ballaði
second singular ballar ballaði
third singular ballar ballaði
plural balla ballaðu
imperative
singular balla!
plural ballið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

Further readingEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

balla

  1. third-person singular past historic of baller

IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

balla

  1. indefinite genitive plural of böllur

IlocanoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: bal‧lá
  • IPA(key): /balˈla/, [bɐlˈla]

NounEdit

ballá

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

Derived termsEdit


IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

balla m (genitive singular balla, nominative plural ballaí)

  1. wall

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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 readingEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Uncertain.

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

NounEdit

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 termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Ottoman Turkish: بالیه(balya)

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

balla

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

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

balla n pl

  1. definite plural of ball (Etymology 2)

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

balla n pl

  1. definite plural of ball (Etymology 2)

RomanschEdit

NounEdit

balla f (plural ballas)

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

SynonymsEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

balla m (genitive singular balla, plural ballachan)

  1. (architecture) wall

MutationEdit

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 readingEdit


SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

balla

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of ball.

See alsoEdit