blij

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Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of earlier blijde, from Middle Dutch blide, from Old Dutch *blīthi, from Proto-Germanic *blīþiz.

Adjective[edit]

blij (comparative blijer, superlative blijst)

  1. happy
    Als de straten wit zijn, de kinderen blij zijn — If the streets are white, the children are happy.
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The comparative can be "blijer" or "blijder", with the latter form being more conservative and archaic.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch bli (lead (metal)). Cognate with English blee and German Blei.

Noun[edit]

blij n (plural blijen, diminutive blijtje n)

  1. (archaic) lead (metal)
  2. (archaic) the colour of lead

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