ballista

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Ballista, Circa 50 B.C.E.

EtymologyEdit

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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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

< Latin

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

ballista

  1. ballista (military engine)

DeclensionEdit

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
instructive ballistoin
abessive ballistatta ballistoitta
comitative ballistoineen
Possessive forms of ballista (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person ballistani ballistamme
2nd person ballistasi ballistanne
3rd person ballistansa

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

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ballista f (genitive ballistae); first declension

  1. ballista

DeclensionEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  • 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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NounEdit

ballista c

  1. a ballista

DeclensionEdit

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

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