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See also: blázen and błazen



From blaze +‎ -en.


blazen (third-person singular simple present blazens, present participle blazening, simple past and past participle blazened)

  1. (transitive) To set ablaze
    • 1867, Biennial Report, page 252:
      An active rival, who let no opportunity escape to enhance his own interest to the detriment of ours, was unsparing in his efforts to blazen his own glories, and prevent the Eastern world from discovering anything valuable beyond the Mississippi river.
  2. (intransitive) To be ablaze
    • 1970, Levi Lamoni Wight, The reminiscences and Civil War letters of Levi Lamoni Wight:
      We were on the left center, Mosleys battery on our left, brave men melting before the blazening cannon and chargeing[sic] Infantry one volley after another and dead men were in piles.




  • IPA(key): /ˈblaːzə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːzən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch blâsen, from Old Dutch *blāsan, from Proto-Germanic *blēsaną.



  1. (intransitive) to blow
    De bladeren bliezen in de wind.
    The leaves were blowing in the wind.
    Hij blaast zeepbellen.
    He is blowing soap bubbles.
Inflection of blazen (strong class 7)
infinitive blazen
past singular blies
past participle geblazen
infinitive blazen
gerund blazen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular blaas blies
2nd person sing. (jij) blaast blies
2nd person sing. (u) blaast blies
2nd person sing. (gij) blaast bliest
3rd person singular blaast blies
plural blazen bliezen
subjunctive sing.1 blaze blieze
subjunctive plur.1 blazen bliezen
imperative sing. blaas
imperative plur.1 blaast
participles blazend geblazen
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.



  1. Plural form of blaas