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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

VerbEdit

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

  1. to wrap

ConjugationEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

balla

  1. third-person singular past historic of baller

IcelandicEdit

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

  • IPA(key): /ˈbˠal̪ˠə/
  • (West Muskerry) IPA(key): /ˈfˠɑl̪ˠə/

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

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

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

balla

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

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

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.

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

balla

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of ball.

See alsoEdit