blick

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English blikken, blikien, bliken (to shine gleam, weak verb), from Old English blician, from Proto-Germanic *blikōną (to shine, sparkle), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to shine). Cognate with Dutch blikken (to twinkle, turn pale), German blicken (to glance, look), Swedish blicka (to glance), Icelandic blíka (to shine, gleam). Merged with Middle English blīken (strong verb), from Old English blīcan (to shine, glitter, gleam). More at blike.

Verb[edit]

blick (third-person singular simple present blicks, present participle blicking, simple past and past participle blicked)

  1. (intransitive) To shine; gleam.

Etymology 2[edit]

From German Blick (look, glance, twinkle, flash), from Middle High German blic, from Old High German blik, blich, from Proto-Germanic *blikiz (shine, appearance, look). Cognate with Dutch blik, Danish blik, Icelandic blik (gleam, sheen), Old English blice (sheen, denuded site).

Noun[edit]

blick (plural blicks)

  1. The brightening or iridescence appearing on silver or gold at the end of the cupelling or refinishing process.

German[edit]

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Verb[edit]

blick

  1. Imperative singular of blicken.

Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

blick c

  1. look (action of looking)
  2. glance
  3. gaze

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