bletsian

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *blōþisōną (to sprinkle, mark or hallow with blood), from *blōþą (blood), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlo-to- (to gush, spurt), from *bʰol-, *bʰlē-dʰ-, *bʰlō(w)- (to thrive, flourish, bloom). Cognate with Old Norse bletza (to bless), whence Icelandic blessa. Related to Old English blēdan (to bleed). More at bleed.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbletsiɑn/, /ˈbleːtsiɑn/

Verb[edit]

bletsian

  1. to bless, to consecrate

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: blessen