bly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a dialectal variant of blee (complexion, aspect, colour, hue).

Noun[edit]

bly (plural blies)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) Likeness; resemblance; look aspect; species; character.
    I see a bly of your father about you.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch blijven.

Verb[edit]

bly (present bly, present participle blywende, past participle gebly)

  1. to live (somewhere)
  2. to stay; to remain

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch blij.

Adjective[edit]

bly (attributive blye, comparative blyer, superlative blyste)

  1. happy

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse blý

Noun[edit]

bly n (definite singular blyet) (uncountable)

  1. lead (material and chemical element, symbol Pb)

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse blý

Noun[edit]

bly n (definite singular blyet) (uncountable)

  1. lead (as above)

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bly n (uncountable)

  1. lead (chemical element)

Declension[edit]

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