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<p>Scholars report that the <u> … <p>Scholars report that the <u>Chronicle of Britain</u>  contained the words "Summe heo driuen balles wide . . ." which they see as "the first known use of the word <i>ball</i> in the sense of a globular body that is played with." The source? Old Norse, by way of Middle English. [Old High German had used <i>ballo</i> and <i>pallo</i>, but the English didn't use "ball" in those days.] The source does not say whether people in England used some other term for their rolling playthings prior to 1205.</p>
<p>Source: Wikipedia entry on "ball," accessed 5/31/2006.</p> y on "ball," accessed 5/31/2006.</p>