ballen etymology

Dutch word ballen comes from Dutch -en, Dutch bal

Detailed word origin of ballen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-en Dutch (nld) Forms verbs from nouns and adjectives. The stem of the word itself does not change. A suffix present on certain adverbs. Forms adjectives that indicate the substance from which something is made. The ending of the plural forms of verbs, in both present and past tense. The ending of the past participle of strong verbs. This can also function as an adjective. Ending of the infinitive form of [...]
bal Dutch (nld) Ball, dance party (informal) testicle, nut. (informal, pejorative) toff, posh person. (sports) pass, shot. A ball or any object with such a shape.
ballen Dutch (nld) (intransitive) to play with a ball. (transitive) to form into a ball or similar shape; to clasp, clench (into a fist). (transitive, vulgar) to fuck.

Words with the same origin as ballen

Descendants of -en
bemanning benen beveiliging boeken bomen genoegen gouden papieren plaatsen sporen starten stemmen veranderen verandering verhuizen verjaardag verklaren verklaring verpesten verplaatsen verstoppen vertrouwen verwijderen wassen