blandus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *mlad, nasalized form of *meld, extended form of *mel. Also see mollis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blandus (feminine blanda, neuter blandum); first/second declension

  1. pleasant, agreeable
  2. enticing, seductive, alluring
  3. persuasive
  4. fawning, flattering, smooth, suave

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative blandus blanda blandum blandī blandae blanda
genitive blandī blandae blandī blandōrum blandārum blandōrum
dative blandō blandō blandīs
accusative blandum blandam blandum blandōs blandās blanda
ablative blandō blandā blandō blandīs
vocative blande blanda blandum blandī blandae blanda

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • blandus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • blandus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • blandus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • blandus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Lithuanian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blandus

  1. misty, foggy
  2. thick