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See also: Balle, ballé, ballē, ballë, and Bälle

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bal/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French balle from Northern Italian balla (ball), from Lombardic *palla, *balla (ball), from Proto-Germanic *ballô (ball), from Proto-Indo-European *bholn- (bubble), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to blow, swell, inflate). Akin to Old High German ballo, bal (ball) (German Ballen (bale); Ball (ball)). More at ball.

NounEdit

balle f (plural balles)

  1. (small) ball
    balle de golf
    golf ball
    balle de tennis
    tennis ball
  2. bullet
  3. (colloquial) franc (French franc), euro

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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle French balle (large bundle, package), from Old French bale (rolled-up bundle, packet of goods), from Frankish *balla, from Proto-Germanic *ballô (ball), from Proto-Indo-European *bholn- (bubble), from Proto-Indo-European *bhel- (to swell, inflate, blow). Akin to Old High German balo "pack, bale", balla (ball), Middle High German bal, balle (clench, bale, ball) (German Ballen (bale)). More at bale.

NounEdit

balle f (plural balles)

  1. bundle of goods, packet tied and held together with string

Etymology 3Edit

From Gaulish *balu.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

balle f (uncountable)

  1. chaff (inedible casing of a grain seed)

ReferencesEdit

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

balle

  1. First-person singular present of ballen.
  2. Imperative singular of ballen.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of ballen.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of ballen.

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

balle f

  1. plural of balla

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LatvianEdit

 
Balle

NounEdit

balle f (5th declension)

  1. ball (old-fashioned spacious, luxurious dancing party)
    balles tērpsball dress, clothes
    zaļumu balleopen-air ball, dancing party
    masku ballemasquerade (lit. mask ball)
  2. (colloquial) a small party, with food and drinks
    vakar pēc sapulces ceplī bijusi īsta balleyesterday after the meeting in the kiln there was a real ball

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LimburgishEdit

VerbEdit

balle

  1. to play with a ball

ConjugationEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

balle

  1. Alternative form of bal

Middle FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See French balle.

NounEdit

balle f (plural balles)

  1. ball (spherical object used in games)
    1. small metal ball used as artillery
Coordinate termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See French balle.

NounEdit

balle f (plural balles)

  1. bundle

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of Germanic origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

balle f (plural balles)

  1. (Jersey) ball
  2. (Jersey) bullet

Derived termsEdit


Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpalle/

VerbEdit

balle

  1. inflection of ballat:
    1. first-person dual present indicative
    2. third-person plural past indicative

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

balle

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of ball.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

balle c

  1. (colloquial) penis; shlong
  2. (colloquial) testicle, usually in the plural
  3. (colloquial, southern Sweden) buttock
  4. (colloquial, humorous) balcony
DeclensionEdit
Declension of balle 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative balle ballen ballar ballarna
Genitive balles ballens ballars ballarnas