bloeien

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch bloeyen, from Old Dutch bluoien, from Proto-Germanic *blōaną. Cognate with bloem and German Blume 'flower', bloesem 'blossom' [cognate]

Verb[edit]

bloeien (past singular bloeide, past participle gebloeid)

  1. (literally) To blossom, bear flowers
  2. (figuratively) To grow, develop
  3. (figuratively) To flourish, prosper
  4. (uncommon, figuratively) To produce a swelling or secretion
  5. (obsolete, figuratively) To blush, redden in the face
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Noun[edit]

bloeien

  1. Plural form of bloei
    Van z'n beide bloeien is die in de herfst het meest gegeerd, bij gebrek aan lenteconcurrentie
    Of both its blossomings the autumnal is most prized, lacking the spring competition

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

bloeien

  1. (archaic) Plural form of bloed