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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Multiple theories and origins.

Proper nounEdit

Ball

  1. An English surname​.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bal/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -al

Etymology 1Edit

From Old High German bal, from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

NounEdit

Ball m (genitive Balls or Balles, plural Bälle, diminutive Bällchen n)

  1. ball (round or roundish object, most often used for games)
Usage notesEdit

The German words Kugel and Ball are usually distinguished inasmuch as the former refers to solid balls (such as those used for billiards or bowling) while the latter refers to air-filled or elastic balls (such as tennis or soccer balls). This distinction may be neglected colloquially or jokingly.

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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French bal.

NounEdit

Ball m

  1. (dance) ball (social gathering for dancing), prom (US)
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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German bal, from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Ball m (plural Bäll)

  1. ball (round object for playing sports)