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  1. Archaic spelling of blessed


blest (comparative more blest, superlative most blest)

  1. Archaic spelling of blessed
    • c. 1591–1595 (date written), [William Shakespeare], [] Romeo and Iuliet. [] (Second Quarto), London: [] Thomas Creede, for Cuthbert Burby, [], published 1599, →OCLC, [Act III, scene v]:
      Is ſhe not proud? doth ſhe not count her bleſt, / Vnworthy as ſhe is, that we haue wrought / So worthy a Gentleman to be her Bride?
    • 1831, Henry S[cott] Riddell, “A Song of the Wife of Ham”, in Songs of the Ark: with Other Poems, Edinburgh: William Blackwood; London: T[homas] Cadell, [], part fourth, page 248:
      Since fate has let the heart go free / That wish’d so warmly to be bound / By the tie which love eternally / Hath fail’d to fasten round, / Leaving the breast in woful thrall / That else had the blestest been of all.
    • 1847 October 16, Currer Bell [pseudonym; Charlotte Brontë], “CONCLUSION”, in Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. [], volume III, London: Smith, Elder, and Co., [], →OCLC, page 307:
      I hold myself supremely blestblest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband’s life as fully as he is mine.
    • 1884, Richard F[rancis] Burton, transl., The Lyricks, part I (Sonnets, Canzons, Odes, and Sextines), London: Bernard Quaritch, [], page 262:
      Blest who, by worth empower’d, their glory views, / Blester the hand that could one tress obtain, / But blestest he who doth his Soul maintain / Only on glorious lights these locks diffuse.
    • 1951, Thomas Mann, “The Sieur Eisengrein”, in H[elen] T[racy] Lowe-Porter, transl., The Holy Sinner, New York, N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, →LCCN, pages 48–49:
      Nothing was thereby altered or improved in the desperate case of the brother-sister pair, but to the unblessedly blest maiden it seemed even so that by the mere sending of the squire a way out of their misery was already found; []


Middle English[edit]



  1. Alternative form of blast

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]


From Danish blæst, from Old Norse blástr; a doublet of blåst.


blest (definite singular blesten)

  1. An incessant wind
    Synonym: blåst