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I have no idea what is meant with the "etymologies 2 and 3". I do not know any connection with dancing (that is bal - bals, not baal imho). A baal is a stack of something, e.g. hay or tobacco. The latter explains the verb. People tried to grow all sorts of weeds during the World Wars to imitate tobacco and had bales of useless stuff. This led to
- ik heb er tabak van - I've got more than enough of it
- ik heb er balen tabak van - I've got it up to here
- ik heb er de balen van - same meaning
Then it turned into a verb
- ik baal ervan
I think there is only one etymology of this though.
Jcwf 15:38, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
- I agree with Jcwf. I took the liberty to google-image the word and none of the images depicted any form of balls or containers. As usual, Verbo has failed to provide any evidence to attest the changes. I vote to remove the second and third etymologies. Here is a link to Van Dale for balen Jamesjiao 05:56, 16 November 2009 (UTC)