See also: Balla, ballà, and baļļa

English edit

Noun edit

balla (plural ballas)

  1. (slang, nonstandard) Alternative form of baller (all senses except "person who divides molten metal")

Catalan edit

Verb edit

balla

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

Cimbrian edit

Noun edit

balla f (plural balln)

  1. (Mezzaselva) Alternative form of valla

Declension edit

Faroese edit

Etymology edit

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

Verb edit

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

  1. to wrap

Conjugation edit

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 reading edit

French edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

balla

  1. third-person singular past historic of baller

Icelandic edit

Noun edit

balla

  1. indefinite genitive plural of böllur

Ilocano edit

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

ballá

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

Derived terms edit

Irish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Irish *balla, from Middle English wal, 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 *welH- (to turn, wind, roll).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

balla m (genitive singular balla, nominative plural ballaí)

  1. (Connacht, Ulster) wall

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

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 edit

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbal.la/
  • Rhymes: -alla
  • Hyphenation: bàl‧la

Etymology 1 edit

Uncertain.

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

Noun edit

balla f (plural balle, diminutive ballétta or ballettìna, augmentative ballóna, pejorative ballàccia)

  1. large bundle, bale, reap
    Synonyms: fagotto, fardello, torsello
  2. falsehood, lie, malarkey
    Synonyms: bugia, frottola, fandonia
  3. (vulgar, usually in the plural) testicle, bollock
    Synonyms: palla, coglione
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Ottoman Turkish: بالیه (balya)

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

balla

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

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

balla n pl

  1. definite plural of ball (Etymology 2)

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Noun edit

balla n pl

  1. definite plural of ball (Etymology 2)

Romansch edit

Noun edit

balla f (plural ballas)

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

Synonyms edit

Scottish Gaelic edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Irish *balla, from Middle English wal, 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 *welH- (to turn, wind, roll).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

balla m (genitive singular balla, plural ballachan)

  1. (architecture) wall

Declension edit

Mutation edit

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 edit

  • MacBain, Alexander, Mackay, Eneas (1911) “balla”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language[1], Stirling, →ISBN, page balla

Swedish edit

Adjective edit

balla

  1. inflection of ball:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

See also edit