blike

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bliken, from Old English blīcan (to shine, glitter, dazzle, sparkle, twinkle), from Proto-Germanic *blīkaną (to gleam, shine), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to shine). Cognate with West Frisian blike, Dutch blijken, German bleichen, Swedish blika, Icelandic blíkja. Related to blick.

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Verb[edit]

blike (third-person singular simple present blikes, present participle bliking, simple past bliked or bloke, past participle bliked or blicken)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To shine; gleam.

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