blin

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See also: Blin, blín, and блин

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English blinnen, from Old English blinnan (to stop, cease), from Proto-Germanic *bilinnaną (to turn aside, swerve from), from Proto-Indo-European *ley-, *leya- (to deflect, turn away, vanish, slip); equivalent to be- +‎ lin. Cognate with Old High German bilinnan (to yield, stop, forlet, give away), Old Norse linna (Swedish dialectal linna, to pause, rest). See also lin.

Verb[edit]

blin (third-person singular simple present blins, present participle blinning, simple past blinned or blan, past participle blinned or blun)

  1. (obsolete, especially Scotland, Northumbria, Yorkshire) To cease (from); to stop; to desist, to let up.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.v:
      nathemore for that spectacle bad, / Did th'other two their cruell vengeaunce blin [...].
    • 1846, Moses Aaron Richardson, The Borderer's Table Book: Or, Gatherings of the Local History and Romance of the English and Scottish Border, VI, 46:
      One while the little foot page went, / And another while he ran; / Until he came to his journey's end / The little foot page never blan.
    • 1880, Margaret Ann Courtney, English Dialect Society, Glossary of words in use in Cornwall:
      A child may cry for half an hour, and never blin ; it may rain all day, and never blin ; the train ran 100 miles, and never blinned.
    • 1908, John Masefield, A sailor's garland:
      Thus blinned their boast, as we well ken
Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

blin

  1. (obsolete) Cessation; end.

Etymology 2[edit]

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From Russian блин (blin, pancake, flat object).

Noun[edit]

blin

  1. A blintz.

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blin (feminine singular blin, plural blinion, equative blined, comparative blinach, superlative blinaf)

  1. tired, weary
    Synonym: blinedig
  2. tiresome, wearisome
  3. troubling, troublesome, distressing
  4. (North Wales) angry, cross, mad
    Dw i'n flin am y ddamwain.
    I'm cross about the accident.
  5. (South Wales) sorry
    W i'n flin am y ddamwain.
    I'm sorry about the accident.
    Mae'n flin 'da fi.
    I'm sorry.

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “blin”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Yola[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English blind, from Old English blind, from Proto-West Germanic *blind.

Adjective[edit]

blin

  1. mistaken
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Ich as (or 'chas) greatly blin.
      I was greatly mistaken.

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867) , William Barnes, editor, A glossary, with some pieces of verse, of the old dialect of the English colony in the baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, J. Russell Smith, →ISBN