viola
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin Date: 15th century violet 1a; especially any of various garden hybrids with solitary white, yellow, or purple often variegated flowers resembling but smaller than typical pansies II. noun Etymology: Italian & Spanish, viol, viola, from Old Occitan, viol Date: circa 1724 a musical instrument of the violin family that is intermediate in size and compass between the violin and cello and is tuned a fifth below the violin • violist noun

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  • Viola — Viola, WI U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 667 Housing Units (2000): 319 Land area (2000): 1.053815 sq. miles (2.729368 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.053815 sq. miles (2.729368 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • viola — vìola ž DEFINICIJA glazb. 1. pov. srednjovjekovni gudaći instrument; vihuela, vielle 2. altovski gudaći instrument sličan violini, mekana zvuka, tamnijeg od violinskog, u gudačkom sastavu po opsegu između violine i violončela SINTAGMA viola alta… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Viola — Vi o*la, n. [It. See {Viol}.] (Mus.) An instrument in form and use resembling the violin, but larger, and a fifth lower in compass. [1913 Webster] {Viola da braccio} [It., viol for the arm], the tenor viol, or viola, a fifth lower than the violin …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viola — VIOLÁ vb. 1. a batjocori, a necinsti, a silui, (Transilv.) a căzni, (înv.) a ruşina, a sili, a spurca, (fig.) a pângări. (A viola o femeie.) 2. a forţa, a sparge, a strica, (înv.) a silnici. (A viola încuietoarea uşii.) 3. v. profana. 4. v.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Viola — Sf Bratsche per. Wortschatz fach. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus it. viola, dessen weitere Herkunft nicht sicher geklärt ist.    Ebenso nndl. altviool, ne. viola, nfrz. viole, nschw. viola, nisl. víóla; Bratsche, Gambe, Violine. ✎ Relleke… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • viola — (n.) tenor violin, 1797, from It. viola, from O.Prov. viola, from M.L. vitula stringed instrument, perhaps from Vitula, Roman goddess of joy (see FIDDLE (Cf. fiddle)), or from related L. verb vitulari to exult, be joyful. Viola da gamba bass viol …   Etymology dictionary

  • VIOLA — inter flores tertium, post rosam nempe liliumque, iuxta Plinium, l. 21. c. 26. in vernis floribus coronariis primum locum, teste Paschaliô, obtinet, utpote veris praenuntia, quam ob causam Graeci ἴον dixêre, παρὰ τὸ ἀνιέναι ταχὺ, quod statim… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Viola — Vìōla (Viȏla) DEFINICIJA ONOMASTIKA ž. os. ime, usp. Ljubica pr.: Vìōla (Zagreb, Rijeka, Istra, Osijek), Vȉolić (230, Dubrovnik) ETIMOLOGIJA lat. Viola …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Viola — (Лакс,Швейцария) Категория отеля: Адрес: 7031 Лакс, Швейцария Описание …   Каталог отелей

  • Viōla — (ital.), Name ein er ältern Art von Streichinstrumenten, die sich bis ins 18. Jahrh. hinein erhielten, und aus denen sich im 16. Jahrh. unter den Händen der Tiroler und Cremoneser Geigenbauer durch allmähliche Änderungen und Vervollkommnungen die …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Viola — f English, Italian, and Scandinavian: from Latin viōla violet. The name is relatively common in Italy and was used by Shakespeare in Twelfth Night (where most of the characters have Italianate names). However, in England it seems to have been… …   First names dictionary

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