See also: ballaré

Italian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Late Latin ballāre.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /balˈla.re/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: bal‧là‧re

Verb edit

ballàre (first-person singular present bàllo, first-person singular past historic ballài, past participle ballàto, auxiliary avére)

  1. (intransitive) to dance
    Synonym: danzare
    Andiamo a ballare.Let's go dancing.
  2. (intransitive) to fidget
  3. (intransitive) to totter, to wobble, to shake
  4. (transitive) to dance, to perform (a dance)

Usage notes edit

  • ballare often implies a more casual form of dancing than its synonym danzare.

Conjugation edit

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • ? Neapolitan: ballare
  • Sardinian: ballare, ballai

References edit

  • ballare in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams edit

Latin edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

ballāre

  1. present active infinitive of ballō (to dance)

Neapolitan edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Ultimately from Late Latin ballāre. The initial /b/ (as opposed to */v/) suggests that it may be borrowed from Italian ballare.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

ballare

  1. to dance

Conjugation edit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

References edit

  • AIS: Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz [Linguistic and Ethnographic Atlas of Italy and Southern Switzerland] – map 755: “danzare” – on navigais-web.pd.istc.cnr.it
  • Rocco, Emmanuele (1882) “ballare”, in Vocabolario del dialetto napolitano

Sardinian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Italian ballare, from Late Latin ballāre. The Campidanese variant baddai represents the native holdout in a sea of Italianisms.

Verb edit

ballare (Logudorese, Nuorese, Limba Sarda Comuna)

  1. to dance

Conjugation edit

References edit

  • AIS: Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz [Linguistic and Ethnographic Atlas of Italy and Southern Switzerland] – map 755: “danzare” – on navigais-web.pd.istc.cnr.it
  • Wagner, Max Leopold (1960–1964) “ballare”, in Dizionario etimologico sardo, Heidelberg

Swedish edit

Adjective edit

ballare

  1. comparative degree of ball

Adverb edit

ballare

  1. comparative degree of ballt