Reference Entry

ball

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
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assembly for dancing. XVII. — (O)F. bal dance, f. †baler to dance — late L. ballāre — Gr. ballízein

Reference Entry.  18 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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