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Balista

Armas

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/26/2012
Word: Balista
ba-LIS-ta, Sustantivo femenino
English: ballista
Etymology: Del lat. balista, y este del gr. βάλλειν, lanzar, arrojar
Meaning: En los sitios de las ciudades y fortalezas, máquina para arrojar piedras de mucho peso.
Topic:Armas
Example:

"...la pérdida de la ciudad, punto clave en la marcha sobre Numancia, se debió a una balista" Juan José Arreola, "De balística" Confabulario.

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