Gadamer—etymology of 'play'

"If we examine how the word "play" is used... In each case what is intended is to-and-fro movement that is not tied to any goal that would bring it to an end... rather, it renews itself in constant repetition... It is the game that is played—it is irrelevant whether or not there is a subject who plays it." (p.104)

Bibliographic Reference: 
Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Truth and method. 2nd ed. London: Sheed and Ward, 1989.