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See also: Falla, fallá, and fälla

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Vulgar Latin *facla, contracted form of Latin facula (little torch), diminutive of fax. Compare the borrowed doublet fàcula.

NounEdit

falla f (plural falles)

  1. constructions of inflammable materials, based in figures that are caricatures (the ninots) that are installed in certain Valencian municipalities and are burned to ashes the day of Saint Joseph.
  2. the holidays around these constructions.
  3. the associations or organizations around these constructions.
  4. fire, bonfire

Etymology 2Edit

From fallir (corresponding to Old Occitan falha); or alternatively from a Vulgar Latin falla or *falia, from Latin fallō.

NounEdit

falla f (plural falles)

  1. fault or lack
  2. (geology) fault
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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse falla, from Proto-Germanic *fallaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-.

VerbEdit

falla (third person singular past indicative fall, third person plural past indicative fullu, supine fallið)

  1. to fall

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse falla, from Proto-Germanic *fallaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-.

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VerbEdit

falla (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative féll, third-person plural past indicative féllu, supine fallið)

  1. (intransitive) to fall syn.
  2. (intransitive) to be killed, especially in action or in battle syn.
    • Matthew 26:52 (English and Icelandic)
      Jesús sagði við hann: „Slíðra sverð þitt! Allir, sem sverði bregða, munu fyrir sverði falla.“
      “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”
  3. (intransitive) to flow syn.
  4. (intransitive) to fit closely, to shut tight, to meet syn.
  5. (intransitive) to like syn.

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NounEdit

falla n

  1. indefinite genitive plural of fall

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

falla m (genitive singular falla, nominative plural fallaí)

  1. (Munster) wall

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
falla fhalla bhfalla
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ItalianEdit

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably borrowed from Italian fallire. At least Italian influence is certain, but compare Arabic فَلَّ(falla, to go away), with which it could theoretically have been merged. It is a fairly rare word, but very common in North Levantine Arabic, with which Maltese (though more closely related to Maghrebi dialects) shares some similarities.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

falla (imperfect jfalli)

  1. to be absent

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

falla n

  1. definite plural of fall

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

falla

  1. definite plural of fall

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

falla (present tense fell, past tense fall, past participle falle, passive infinitive fallast, present participle fallande, imperative fall)

  1. Alternative form of falle

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fallaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-. Akin to Old English feallan (English fall), Old Frisian falla (West Frisian falle), Old Saxon fallan (Low German fallen), Old Dutch fallan (Dutch vallen), Old High German fallan (German fallen).

VerbEdit

falla (singular past indicative féll, plural past indicative féllu, past participle fallinn)

  1. to fall

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DescendantsEdit


Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse falla, from Proto-Germanic *fallaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-.

VerbEdit

falla

  1. to fall

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DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

falla f (plural fallas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of fala

VerbEdit

falla

  1. Obsolete spelling of fala

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin falla, from Latin fallō. The geological sense is a more modern one, from French faille.

NounEdit

falla f (plural fallas)

  1. A flaw.
  2. A failure.
  3. An outage, such as a blackout.
  4. (geology) A fault.

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VerbEdit

falla

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of fallar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of fallar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of fallar.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish falla, from Old Norse falla, from Proto-Germanic *fallaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /falːa/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

falla

  1. to fall
  2. to die, especially in battle

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