ballesta

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ballista, from Ancient Greek βαλλίστρα (ballístra).

NounEdit

ballesta f (plural ballestes)

  1. crossbow (mechanised weapon based on the bow)

CatalanEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin ballista, from Ancient Greek βαλλίστρα (ballístra).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ballesta f (plural ballestes)

  1. crossbow (mechanised weapon, based on the bow and arrow)
  2. ballista (ancient military engine, in the form of a crossbow)
  3. triggerfish (tropical fish of the family Balistidae)
    Synonym: porcell

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SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish ballesta, from Latin ballista, from Ancient Greek βαλλίστρα (ballístra).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /baˈʝesta/ [baˈʝes.t̪a]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /baˈʎesta/ [baˈʎes.t̪a]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /baˈʃesta/ [baˈʃes.t̪a]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /baˈʒesta/ [baˈʒes.t̪a]

  • Rhymes: -esta
  • Hyphenation: ba‧lles‧ta

NounEdit

ballesta f (plural ballestas)

  1. crossbow (mechanised weapon, based on the bow and arrow)
  2. ballista (ancient military engine, in the form of a crossbow)
  3. (mechanics) leaf spring (spring in the form of a curved length of steel, used in the suspension of wheeled vehicles)

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