blessure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French blessure

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈblɛsjʊə(ɹ)/, /ˈblɛʃə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

blessure

  1. (obsolete, rare) injury
    • 1900, Jacobus de Varagine, J. M. Dent (translator), The Golden Legend
      Then sent the emperor for S. Silvester and asked counsel of him of this matter. S. Silvester answered that by the might of God he promised to make him cease of his hurt and blessure of this people.
    • 1940, Hubert Creekmore, Personal Sun, the Early Poems of Hubert Creekmore, Decker Press, page 33:
      For such is faith, and such my blessure,
      that your fingertips
      heal with sweet and even pressure.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French blessure.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /blɛˈsyːrə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bles‧su‧re
  • Rhymes: -yːrə

Noun[edit]

blessure f (plural blessures or blessuren, diminutive blessuretje n or blessuurtje n)

  1. injury (in particular, from practising a sport), sports injury

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in Old French as blesseüre, corresponding to blesser +‎ -ure.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blessure f (plural blessures)

  1. wound
    Synonym: plaie
  2. injury

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: blessure

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