See also: ballò



  • IPA(key): /bʌlˈlo/
  • Hyphenation: bal‧lo


balló f (plural baallá f)

  1. uxorial mother-in-law
  2. uxorial sister-in-law


Coordinate termsEdit

  • bállu (uxorial father-in-law; uxorial brother-in-law)


  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “ballo”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN





  1. first-person singular present indicative form of ballar


Etymology 1Edit

From ballare (to dance).


  • IPA(key): /ˈbal.lo/
  • Rhymes: -allo
  • Hyphenation: bàl‧lo


ballo m (plural balli)

  1. dance, ball
Derived termsEdit
  • Ottoman Turkish: بالو(balo)

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.



  1. first-person singular present indicative of ballare




Likely ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelH- (to throw) via Ancient Greek, whence also volō (to fly). Possibly derived via Ancient Greek βαλλίζω (ballízō, to dance, jump about) found in Sicilian dialects of Magna Graecia; or may merely share a common root, cognate to Ancient Greek βάλλω (bállō, to throw). Alternately, maybe related to πάλλω (pállō, to swing, shake).



ballō (present infinitive ballāre, perfect active ballāvī, supine ballātum); first conjugation

  1. to dance


   Conjugation of ballō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ballō ballās ballat ballāmus ballātis ballant
imperfect ballābam ballābās ballābat ballābāmus ballābātis ballābant
future ballābō ballābis ballābit ballābimus ballābitis ballābunt
perfect ballāvī ballāvistī ballāvit ballāvimus ballāvistis ballāvērunt, ballāvēre
pluperfect ballāveram ballāverās ballāverat ballāverāmus ballāverātis ballāverant
future perfect ballāverō ballāveris ballāverit ballāverimus ballāveritis ballāverint
passive present ballor ballāris, ballāre ballātur ballāmur ballāminī ballantur
imperfect ballābar ballābāris, ballābāre ballābātur ballābāmur ballābāminī ballābantur
future ballābor ballāberis, ballābere ballābitur ballābimur ballābiminī ballābuntur
perfect ballātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect ballātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect ballātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ballem ballēs ballet ballēmus ballētis ballent
imperfect ballārem ballārēs ballāret ballārēmus ballārētis ballārent
perfect ballāverim ballāverīs ballāverit ballāverīmus ballāverītis ballāverint
pluperfect ballāvissem ballāvissēs ballāvisset ballāvissēmus ballāvissētis ballāvissent
passive present baller ballēris, ballēre ballētur ballēmur ballēminī ballentur
imperfect ballārer ballārēris, ballārēre ballārētur ballārēmur ballārēminī ballārentur
perfect ballātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect ballātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ballā ballāte
future ballātō ballātō ballātōte ballantō
passive present ballāre ballāminī
future ballātor ballātor ballantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ballāre ballāvisse ballātūrum esse ballārī ballātum esse ballātum īrī
participles ballāns ballātūrus ballātus ballandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
ballandī ballandō ballandum ballandō ballātum ballātū

Derived termsEdit


Further readingEdit

  • ballo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ballo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 206
  • ballo in Georges, Karl Ernst; Georges (1913–1918) Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, Hahnsche Buchhandlung, page 782