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Headline "Ball" Rolls into the English Language  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:41:48  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>Scholars report that the <u> <p>Scholars report that the <u>Chronicle of Britain</u> [1205] 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>
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