Origin of ring dance
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Roundel, rown′del, n. anything of a round form or figure: a circle: a ring-dance, a rondel.
A ring-dance imitation-play, the metrical portion of which is not without a little melody.Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales
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The word coraula is still used to denote the ring-dance in Switzerland; also coreihi, to leap (choreare), Rochholz, p. 371.