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3 letters words from 'bal'

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2 letters words from 'bal'

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Definitions and meaning of bal

bal

Albanian

Alternative forms

  • balo

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *bala, cognate to Lithuanian bãlas (white), Latvian bàls (pale) and Greek (Hes.) φαλός λευκός (falós lefkós).

Noun

bal m (indefinite plural bala, definite singular bali, definite plural balat)

  1. dog or goat (with a white spot on the forehead)

Derived terms

  • balosh

Related terms

  • balë

References


Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *bạl (honey).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [bɑɫ]

Noun

bal (definite accusative balı, plural ballar)

  1. honey

Declension


Crimean Tatar

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *bạl (honey).

Noun

bal

  1. honey, mead
  2. ball, dance party

Declension

References

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɑl/
  • Hyphenation: bal
  • Rhymes: -ɑl

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch bal, from Old Dutch *bal, from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Noun

bal m (plural ballen, diminutive balletje n)

  1. a ball or any object with such a shape
  2. (informal) testicle, nut
  3. (sports) pass, shot
  4. (informal, derogatory) toff, posh person
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: bal
  • Indonesian: bal

Etymology 2

From French bal, from Late Latin ballare.

Noun

bal n (plural bals, diminutive balletje n)

  1. ball, dance party

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

bal

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ballen
  2. imperative of ballen

French

Etymology

From Late Latin ballare (to dance)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bal/

Noun

bal m (plural bals)

  1. dance party, ball

Further reading

  • “bal” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Haitian Creole

Etymology

French bal (dance).

Noun

bal

  1. dance party, ball

Hausa

Etymology

Borrowed from English ball.

Noun

bâl f (plural bàlā̀bàlai)

  1. ball

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈbɒl]
  • Rhymes: -ɒl

Adjective

bal (comparative balabb, superlative legbalabb)

  1. left

Declension

Antonyms

  • jobb

Derived terms


Indonesian

Etymology 1

From Dutch bal (ball), from Middle Dutch bal, from Old Dutch *bal, from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbal]
  • Hyphenation: bal

Noun

bal (plural, first-person possessive balku, second-person possessive balmu, third-person possessive balnya)

  1. (colloquial) ball, a solid or hollow sphere, or roughly spherical mass.
    Synonym: bola

Etymology 2

From Dutch baal, from Middle Dutch bale, from Old French bale.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbal]
  • Hyphenation: bal

Noun

bal (plural, first-person possessive balku, second-person possessive balmu, third-person possessive balnya)

  1. bale, a rounded bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation.
  2. A closed bag or package of wares.
    Synonyms: bandela, karung

Further reading

  • “bal” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Middle High German balde, from Old High German baldo, adverb of bald, from Proto-Germanic *balþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel-. Cognate with German bald, Dutch boud, English bold.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baːl/
    • Rhymes: -aːl
    • Homophone: Bal

Adverb

bal

  1. nearly, almost
  2. soon

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *bal, from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Noun

bal m

  1. ball (round object), sphere
  2. something worthless

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: bal
    • Afrikaans: bal
    • Indonesian: bal
  • Limburgish: bal
  • West Flemish: bol

Further reading

  • “bal (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “bal”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • balle, ball

Etymology

From Old English *beall, from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bal/

Noun

bal (plural balles)

  1. A ball (an object of spherical shape)
  2. A rounded or spherical lump or bump, especially in medical terminology; a boil.
  3. A ball used in sports or other entertainment.
  4. The eyeball; the eye viewed as a spherical object.
  5. A sport with a ball as a key component of play.
  6. One's head (top part of one's body)
  7. A projectile resembling a ball in form
  8. (rare) A node of muscles supporting the fingers or toes.
  9. (rare) A ball-shaped container or box.
  10. (rare, vulgar) One's testes (compare to the much more frequent Modern English sense)

Related terms

  • ballok
  • foteball

Descendants

  • English: ball
  • Scots: ball, baw, baa, ba

References

  • “bal (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-05-19.

North Wahgi

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ᵐbɑl/

Noun

bal

  1. fish

References

  • Heather and Don Mc Lean, North Wahgi (Yu We) Organised Phonology Data (2005), p. 2

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From the verb bala.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɑːl/

Noun

bal n (definite singular balet, uncountable)

  1. bother, fuss, trouble (annoying, difficult or stressful activity)
    Det blir berre bal om me prøvar å gjera det no.
    It will only cause bother if we try to do that now.

Further reading

  • “bal” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bal/

Etymology 1

From French bal.

Noun

bal m inan

  1. ball (formal dance)

Declension

Etymology 2

Noun

bal m inan

  1. log (large cut piece of wood)

Declension

Further reading

  • bal in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • bal in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romani

Etymology

Cognate with Hindi बाल (bāl), Punjabi ਵਾਲ (vāl, hair).

Noun

bal m (plural bal)

  1. a single hair
  2. (in the plural) hair

Romansch

Etymology

Borrowed from French bal, from Late Latin ballare.

Noun

bal m (plural bals)

  1. ball (formal dance)

San Juan Guelavía Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *kwella(k).

Noun

bal

  1. fire

References

  • López Antonio, Joaquín; Jones, Ted; Jones, Kris (2012) Vocabulario breve del Zapoteco de San Juan Guelavía[2] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Tlalpan, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., pages 13, 25

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

bal m (Cyrillic spelling бал)

  1. ball (dance)

Southern Kam

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pa⁵⁵/

Noun

bal

  1. fish

Swedish

Noun

bal c

  1. bale, bundle (big packet of things)
  2. Formal gathering for dance, ball

Declension

Related terms

bale
  • bala
  • balning
  • balpress
  • halmbal
  • höbal
  • pappersbal
ball
  • baldrottning
  • balett
  • balklänning
  • balsal
  • maskeradbal
  • operabal

References

  • bal in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

Anagrams

  • bl a, bl.a.

Tatar

Noun

bal

  1. honey

Turkish

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *bạl (honey).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑɫ/

Noun

bal (definite accusative balı, plural ballar)

  1. honey

Declension

Derived terms

  • bal arısı

Turkmen

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *bạl (honey).

Noun

bal (definite accusative baly, plural ballar)

  1. honey

Tübatulabal

Noun

bal

  1. Alternative spelling of pa·l

References

  • Kroeber, Shoshonean Dialects of California, in University of California Publications: American archaeology and ethnology, volume 4, page 81

Volapük

Numeral

bal

  1. one

Derived terms

  • balam, balamovik
  • balan
  • balat, balatam, balatik, balato
  • baläd, balädön, balädam, balädü
    • balädik, balädikön, balädikam
      • balädükön, balädükam
    • baibalädik
  • baläl, balälik
  • balid, balido
  • balik, baliko
  • balil
  • balion, balionan, balionat
  • balna, balnaik
  • balo
  • balön
  • balug, balugön
    • balugäl, balugälik
    • balugik, balugiko
      • balugükön
  • balüd
  • balüf
  • balüm
  • balyim

Zaniza Zapotec

Noun

bal

  1. fish

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (short for) a balmoral, a type of Scottish bonnet or boot.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)