blik

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by R. M. Hare in 1950.

Noun[edit]

blik (plural bliks)

  1. (philosophy) An unfalsifiable belief underpinning a worldview.
    • 1950, R. M. Hare, Theology and Falsification:
      Let us call that in which we differ from this lunatic, our respective bliks. He has an insane blik about dons; we have a sane one. It is important to realize that we have a sane one, not no blik at all; for there must be two sides to any argument — if he has a wrong blik, then those who are right about dons must have a right one.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German blick.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blik n (singular definite blikket, plural indefinite blikke)

  1. look
  2. glance
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse blik, from Middle Low German blick.

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Noun[edit]

blik n

  1. (archaic) calm sea, dead calm

Usage notes[edit]

Only used in the compounds blikstille ("dead calm", adjective and noun) and havblik ("dead calm", "calm sea").

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Low German bleck.

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Noun[edit]

blik n (singular definite blikket, not used in plural form)

  1. sheet metal
  2. tinplate

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /blɪk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: blik
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch blic, ultimately from the root of blijken (to appear).

Noun[edit]

blik m (plural blikken, diminutive blikje n)

  1. A glance.
  2. (obsolete) A ray, a beam.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch blic. Related to bleek.

Noun[edit]

blik n (plural blikken, diminutive blikje n)

  1. A can, a tin (container).
    Ze haalde een blikje uit de automaat.
    She got a can from the vending machine.
    Het enige winkeltje in het dorp verkocht alleen groente in blik.
    The only shop in the village only sold canned vegetables.
  2. Sheet metal, tin plate; the metallic material tins are made of, often coated with tin or pewter.
  3. A dustpan.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: blik
  • Japanese: ブリキ
  • Papiamentu: bleki (from the diminutive)

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

blik

  1. first-person singular present indicative of blikken
  2. imperative of blikken

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See blika (to shine, gleam)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blik n (genitive singular bliks, nominative plural blik)

  1. gleam, twinkle

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