bløt

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See also: blot, blod, blöt, blöd, blóð, and blöð

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse bleyta, from blautr (wet).

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Noun[edit]

bløt

  1. wetness; water or liquid
Usage notes[edit]

The word, when used in this context, as a noun, is used in some expressions only and not generally as a synonym for water or wetness.

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References[edit]

  • “bloet” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Etymology 2[edit]

From a mixup of Old Norse blautr (wet) and blauðr (timid, cowardly), influenced by German blöd (imbecile).

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Adjective[edit]

bløt (masculine bløt; feminine bløt; neuter bløtt; plural bløte; comparative bløtere; superlative bløtest)

  1. soft, as opposed to hard
  2. (figuratively) Alluding to overripe fruit.
    • bløt på pæra
    • hun må være helt bløt
      • she must be quite stupid or insane
    • en bløt vits
      • a "wet" joke
  3. gentle, tender
    • en bløt berøring
      • a soft touch
  4. moist, wet
    • bløt til skinnet
      • soaking wet (literally, wet to the skin)
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