blew

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

blew

  1. simple past tense of blow
  2. (now colloquial) past participle of blow

Noun[edit]

blew (countable and uncountable, plural blews)

  1. Obsolete form of blue.

Adjective[edit]

blew (comparative more blew, superlative most blew)

  1. Obsolete form of blue.

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Breton blev and Welsh blew. Of uncertain ultimate origin and lacking Celtic cognates outside of Brythonic. Perhaps related to Ancient Greek φλόος (phlóos, rind, bark).[1] Or, related to Lithuanian plùskos (hair) and Proto-West Germanic *fleus (fleece), from Proto-Indo-European *plews- (to pull out, pluck).[2]

Noun[edit]

blew f (singulative blewen)

  1. hair

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Language. (1931). United States: Linguistic Society of America, p. 239
  2. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 838

Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blew

  1. Alternative form of blewe

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh blew; cognate with Breton blev and Cornish blew. Of uncertain ultimate origin and lacking Celtic cognates outside of Brythonic. Perhaps related to Ancient Greek φλόος (phlóos, rind, bark).[1] Or, related to Lithuanian plùskos (hair) and Proto-West Germanic *fleus (fleece), from Proto-Indo-European *plews- (to pull out, pluck).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blew m pl (singulative blewyn)

  1. hair
  2. fur

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
blew flew mlew unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Language. (1931). United States: Linguistic Society of America, p. 239
  2. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 838