blatzeg

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original meaning is “blear, bleary-eyed”, from Blatz (gound, sleepy dust) and blatzen (to be blear, goundy). Related dialectal forms show that the -a- in these words is (regularly) derived from an underlying -i-. Blatzen might hence be a doublet of blécksen (“to blink”, the natural reaction to dry eyes), from Bléck (look, glance), older also Black, here with the native vocalism preserved and with -cks--tz-, a fairly common development in High German.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈblɑtseχ/, [ˈblɑt͡səɕ]

Adjective[edit]

blatzeg (masculine blatzegen, neuter blatzegt, comparative méi blatzeg, superlative am blatzegsten)

  1. bleary-eyed, blear, having gound in one’s eyes
  2. pale, wan
  3. drab

Declension[edit]