bliþe

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *blīþiz. Cognate with Old Frisian blīd-, Old Saxon blīdi (Dutch blijde), Old High German blīdi, Old Norse blíðr (Danish blid, Faroese blíður, Icelandic blíður), Gothic 𐌱𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌸𐍃 (bleiþs).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blīþe (comparative blīþra, superlative blīþost)

  1. clement, gentle
    Wese us beorhtnes ofer bliðan Drihtnes ures.
    Let the brightness of our gentle Lord be over us.
  2. glad, happy
    Wæs Iethro bliðe for eallum ðam þingum, ðe Drihten dyde Israhela folce.
    Jethro was glad for all the things the Lord did for the people of Israel.

Declension[edit]

Weak Strong
singular plural singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative blīþa blīþe blīþe blīþan nom. blīþe blīþe blīþu blīþe blīþu, -e blīþa, -e
accusative blīþan blīþe blīþan acc. blīþne blīþe blīþe blīþe blīþu, -e blīþa, -e
genitive blīþan blīþra, blīþena gen. blīþes blīþes blīþre blīþra
dative blīþan blīþum dat. blīþum blīþum blīþre blīþum
instrumental blīþe


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