A baseball player swinging a baseball bat to hit a baseball





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  • Dialectal variant (akin to dialectal Swedish natt-batta) of Middle English bakke, balke, from North Germanic. Compare Old Swedish natbakka, Old Danish nathbakkæ, Old Norse leðrblaka.
  • From Middle English bat, batte, from Old English batt, probably of Celtic origin, compare Old Breton bath and modern Breton bazh.
  • Possibly a variant of bate.
  • Borrowed from French bât, from Old French bast, from Vulgar Latin *bastum, form of *bastāre, from Ancient Greek βαστάζω ("to lift, carry"). baton, and baston.

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