blæd

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See also: blad, blað, błąd, and blatt

Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bladą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlh̥₃oto, from *bʰleh₃-. Cognate with Old Frisian bled (West Frisian bled), Old Saxon blad, Dutch blad, Old High German blat (German Blatt), Old Norse blað (Danish blad, Icelandic blað).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blæd n

  1. a leaf
  2. the broad, flat blade of a utensil (e.g. an oar or spade)
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From a conflation of Proto-Germanic *blēdaz, *blēdō (flower, leaf), from Proto-Indo-European *bhlēdh-, *bhlō(w)-, *bhol- (to flower; leaf) and Proto-Germanic *blēdaz (blowing, blast), from Proto-Indo-European *bhlē-, *bhAl- (to blow, inflate). Cognate with Old High German blāt (flower, blossom, prosperity", also "blowing, breeze, windgust). Related to Old English blǣdre (bubble, blister, pimple), blǣst (windgust). More at bladder, blast, blow.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blǣd m

  1. blast, blowing
  2. inspiration; breath, life, spirit; glory, splendor
  3. prosperity, wealth, riches
  4. success
  5. dignity
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