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Ballista, Circa 50 B.C.E.

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin ballista, from Ancient Greek βαλλίστρα (ballístra), from βάλλω (bállō, I throw).

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ballista (plural ballistas or ballistae or ballistæ)

  1. (weaponry, historical) An ancient military engine, in the form of a crossbow, used for hurling large missiles.

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< Latin

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑlːistɑ/, [ˈbɑ̝lːis̠tɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlːistɑ
  • Syllabification(key): bal‧lis‧ta

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ballista

  1. ballista (military engine)

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Inflection of ballista (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative ballista ballistat
genitive ballistan ballistojen
partitive ballistaa ballistoja
illative ballistaan ballistoihin
singular plural
nominative ballista ballistat
accusative nom. ballista ballistat
gen. ballistan
genitive ballistan ballistojen
ballistainrare
partitive ballistaa ballistoja
inessive ballistassa ballistoissa
elative ballistasta ballistoista
illative ballistaan ballistoihin
adessive ballistalla ballistoilla
ablative ballistalta ballistoilta
allative ballistalle ballistoille
essive ballistana ballistoina
translative ballistaksi ballistoiksi
abessive ballistatta ballistoitta
instructive ballistoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of ballista (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative ballistani ballistani
accusative nom. ballistani ballistani
gen. ballistani
genitive ballistani ballistojeni
ballistainirare
partitive ballistaani ballistojani
inessive ballistassani ballistoissani
elative ballistastani ballistoistani
illative ballistaani ballistoihini
adessive ballistallani ballistoillani
ablative ballistaltani ballistoiltani
allative ballistalleni ballistoilleni
essive ballistanani ballistoinani
translative ballistakseni ballistoikseni
abessive ballistattani ballistoittani
instructive
comitative ballistoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative ballistasi ballistasi
accusative nom. ballistasi ballistasi
gen. ballistasi
genitive ballistasi ballistojesi
ballistaisirare
partitive ballistaasi ballistojasi
inessive ballistassasi ballistoissasi
elative ballistastasi ballistoistasi
illative ballistaasi ballistoihisi
adessive ballistallasi ballistoillasi
ablative ballistaltasi ballistoiltasi
allative ballistallesi ballistoillesi
essive ballistanasi ballistoinasi
translative ballistaksesi ballistoiksesi
abessive ballistattasi ballistoittasi
instructive
comitative ballistoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative ballistamme ballistamme
accusative nom. ballistamme ballistamme
gen. ballistamme
genitive ballistamme ballistojemme
ballistaimmerare
partitive ballistaamme ballistojamme
inessive ballistassamme ballistoissamme
elative ballistastamme ballistoistamme
illative ballistaamme ballistoihimme
adessive ballistallamme ballistoillamme
ablative ballistaltamme ballistoiltamme
allative ballistallemme ballistoillemme
essive ballistanamme ballistoinamme
translative ballistaksemme ballistoiksemme
abessive ballistattamme ballistoittamme
instructive
comitative ballistoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative ballistanne ballistanne
accusative nom. ballistanne ballistanne
gen. ballistanne
genitive ballistanne ballistojenne
ballistainnerare
partitive ballistaanne ballistojanne
inessive ballistassanne ballistoissanne
elative ballistastanne ballistoistanne
illative ballistaanne ballistoihinne
adessive ballistallanne ballistoillanne
ablative ballistaltanne ballistoiltanne
allative ballistallenne ballistoillenne
essive ballistananne ballistoinanne
translative ballistaksenne ballistoiksenne
abessive ballistattanne ballistoittanne
instructive
comitative ballistoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative ballistansa ballistansa
accusative nom. ballistansa ballistansa
gen. ballistansa
genitive ballistansa ballistojensa
ballistainsarare
partitive ballistaansa ballistojaan
ballistojansa
inessive ballistassaan
ballistassansa
ballistoissaan
ballistoissansa
elative ballistastaan
ballistastansa
ballistoistaan
ballistoistansa
illative ballistaansa ballistoihinsa
adessive ballistallaan
ballistallansa
ballistoillaan
ballistoillansa
ablative ballistaltaan
ballistaltansa
ballistoiltaan
ballistoiltansa
allative ballistalleen
ballistallensa
ballistoilleen
ballistoillensa
essive ballistanaan
ballistanansa
ballistoinaan
ballistoinansa
translative ballistakseen
ballistaksensa
ballistoikseen
ballistoiksensa
abessive ballistattaan
ballistattansa
ballistoittaan
ballistoittansa
instructive
comitative ballistoineen
ballistoinensa

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Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek βαλλίστρα (ballístra), from βάλλω (bállō, I throw).

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Noun edit

ballista f (genitive ballistae); first declension

  1. ballista

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ballista ballistae
Genitive ballistae ballistārum
Dative ballistae ballistīs
Accusative ballistam ballistās
Ablative ballistā ballistīs
Vocative ballista ballistae

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  • ballista”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ballista”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ballista in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • ballista in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • ballista”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ballista”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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ballista c

  1. a ballista

Declension edit

Declension of ballista 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ballista ballistan ballistor ballistorna
Genitive ballistas ballistans ballistors ballistornas

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