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See also: blaß


Alternative forms[edit]

  • blaß (before the 1996 spelling reform)


From Middle High German blas.


  • IPA(key): /blas/
  • Rhymes: -as
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blass (comparative blasser or blässer, superlative am blassesten or am blässesten)

  1. pale


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From Middle Irish blas, from Old Irish mlas, from Proto-Celtic *mlasto-, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mel-s- (compare Russian молса́ть (molsátʹ, to suck).


blass m (genitive singular blass, plural blassyn)

  1. taste, flavour
    Cha vel blass er.It has no taste.
    Dty phaag lesh blass ny molley.Your kiss with the taste of honey.
    Ta blass eeast er.It tastes of fish.
    Ta blass unnishyn er yn anvroie.The soup tastes of onion.
  2. accent
    Ta blass kiart ny Gaelgey ayd.You have a correct Manx accent.
    Ta blass ny Baarle echey.He has an English (language) accent.
    Ta blass Sostynagh echey.He has an English (of England) accent.
    Ta blass Yernagh echey.He speaks with an Irish accent.
  3. spiciness
    Dy chur blass da skeeal.To give spice to a story.
  4. tinge, overtone
    Va blass trimshey ayns e choraa.There was a note of sorrow in his voice.

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Related terms[edit]

  • blasstal (tasty, savory; seasoned; fruity)
  • blayst m (taste, flavour)


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
blass vlass mlass
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.