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  • blaß (before the 1996 spelling reform)


From Middle High German blas.



blass ‎(comparative blasser or blässer, superlative am blassesten or 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 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.


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.

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