15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English, from Middle French balais, from Medieval Latin balagius, balascius, from Arabic balakhsh, from Balakhshān, ancient region of Afghanistan
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“Balas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balas. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.
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