blinnan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bi- + *linnaną (to turn aside, swerve from), from Proto-Indo-European *ley-, *leya- (to deflect, turn away, vanish, slip). Cognate with Old High German bilinnan (to yield, stop, forlet, give away). More at be-, linnan.

Verb[edit]

blinnan

  1. to cease, leave off, rest from
  2. to lose, forfeit
  3. (of a bishopric) to be vacant
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