Ballad etymology


English word ballad comes from Ancient Greek βάλλω, and later French ballade (Ballad. Ballade (lyric poem).)

Etymology of ballad

Detailed word origin of ballad

Dictionary entry Language Definition
βάλλω Ancient Greek (grc)
ballare Late Latin (LL)
ballada Old Provençal (pro)
ballade French (fr) Ballad. Ballade (lyric poem).
ballad English (en) A kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing; especially, a sentimental or romantic poem in short stanzas.. A slow romantic song. (intransitive) To compose or sing ballads.. (obsolete) To make mention of in ballads.

Words with the same origin as ballad

Descendants of βάλλω

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