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Game n. ‘Non-useful, enjoyable, serious activity, pastime, amusement, competition’. The origin of the only continental western German. attested nouns (or verbs, see below) ahd. (9th century), mhd.spil 'dance, pastime, joke, entertainment, amusement, music, weapons, fighting game, competition', asächs.spil, mnd. mnl.spel, spil, nl.spel, afries.spil, spel (swed.spel, dan.spil, norw.spill are like aengl.spilian, swed.spela, dan.spille borrowings) is unknown. From the noun westgerm. * Spila- is derived from weakly inflected play Vb. ahd.spilōn (8th century), mhd.spiln, spilen 'play jokes, have fun (with physical exercises, fighting games, board or dice games), move lively, be happy, make music', asächs.spilon, mnd.spēlen , spillen, mnl.spēlen, nl.spelen, afries.spilia (westgerm * spilōn). The initial meaning is ‘dance, dance movement’ or dance, move lively ’. The noun often appears in fixed phrases, cf. spoiling the game, 'ruining a fun', being involved in the game 'being actively involved, being important' (16th century), having a hand in the game ' be ', bring into play' participate, include '(18th century). spielend Adv. ‘easy, effortless as in the game’ (17th century), actually part. Pres. to the above-mentioned verb. play vb. ‘Play through’ (16th century), ‘sth. perform until the end '(17th century),' tire yourself out by playing, wear out '(17th century),' win 'in play (17th century),' play from a template '(19th century) Century), in football 'handing the ball over to the next player', also 'playing a record, a tape' (20th century), reflexively 'happening, going on' (early 19th century). to play vb ‘Performing (on an instrument), making music’ (16th century), reflexively ‘moving to the foreground, showing off’ (19th century). to play vb ‘So. to procure sth. (secretly), to give an advantage ’(17th century, based on the card game). Allusion for ‘(hidden) allusion’ (17th century), according to the same condition. lat.allūsio. Player m. ‘Who plays’ (especially actor), ‘who plays a game of chance’, ahd.spilāri ‘hand drummers, dancers, jugglers, actors’ (around 900), mhd.spilære, spiler. playful adj. ‘without serious intention, relaxed, easy’ (17th century), ‘like a player’ (16th century). Minstrel m. 'Folk musician' (16th century), 'regimental musician' (18th century), ahd.spilman 'jester, actor, musician' (9th century), mhd.spilman 'traveling singer, musician, Jugglers'. Room for maneuver with ‘space for movement, possibility’ (18th century); initially especially the ratio of the width of a gun barrel to the adapted diameter of the projectile, which ensures the sliding ability. Plur toys. ‘Objects made for children to play with’, Plur toys. ‘Toys as commercial objects’ (both 18th century). Toys from ‘Toys’ (17th century), ‘Musical instrument’ (17th century), ‘Competition, board, dice, card game’ (16th century).