blei

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

blei f (plural bleien, diminutive bleitje n)

  1. upper layer of sludge
  2. sludge

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

blei f (plural bleien, diminutive bleitje n)

  1. cowardly woman
  2. dumb or naive girl

Etymology 3[edit]

Cognate with English blay.

Noun[edit]

blei f (plural bleien, diminutive bleitje n)

  1. a type of carp; blay
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle Dutch bli (lead). The normal etymological modern Dutch form is blij (lead). It is possible that the spelling was influenced by German Blei (lead (metal)).

Noun[edit]

blei n (plural bleien, diminutive bleitje n)

  1. Alternative form of blij (lead (metal))

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

blei

  1. past tense of bli

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

blei

  1. past tense of bli

West Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA: /blaɪ/, /blæɪ/, /bleɪ/

Noun[edit]

blei c (plural bleien)

  1. white bream
  2. slovenly, stupid woman; bitch; slut