blive

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See also: blīve and blīvē

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

blive (third-person singular simple present blives, present participle bliving, simple past blove, past participle bliven)

  1. (intransitive) Alternative form of belive ("to remain").

Adverb[edit]

blive (comparative more blive, superlative most blive)

  1. (obsolete) quickly; forthwith

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German bliven, from Old Saxon bilīƀan, from Proto-Germanic *bilībaną, cognate with German bleiben (to remain). In the sense “to become", it has replaced older vorde.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bliːə/, [ˈb̥liːi], (formal) IPA(key): /bliːvə/, [ˈb̥liːʋə], [ˈb̥liːʊ]

Verb[edit]

blive (past tense blev, past participle blevet, c bleven, plural and definite singular blevne)

  1. (copulative) to become (go from one state into another, with a predicative or the preposition til (to); the latter is preferred with nouns if a change is implied)
    Hun blev læge da hun var 25 år.
    She became a doctor when she was 25.
    Vejret vil blive koldt når solen er gået ned.
    The weather will become cold after the sun goes down.
    Ællingen blev til en svane
    The duckling became a swan
  2. (auxiliary) to be (used with the past participle to form the passive voice)
    Hunden blev druknet af drengen.
    The dog was drowned by the boy.
  3. to amount (to total or evaluate)
    Det bliver 10kr.
    It amounts to 10kr.
  4. (intransitive) remain (to continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity)
    Hun blev da de andre gik
    She remained when the others left.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Norwegian blífa, from Middle Low German bliven, from Proto-Germanic *bilībaną.

Verb[edit]

blive (present tense bliver, past tense blev or bleiv, past participle blitt, present participle blivende, imperative bliv)

  1. to drown
    Synonym: drukne

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Norwegian blífa, from Middle Low German bliven, from ultimately Proto-Germanic *bilībaną.

Verb[edit]

blive (present tense bliv, past tense bleiv, supine blive, past participle bliven, present participle blivande, imperative bliv)

  1. (intransitive) to drown
    Synonym: drukne
    han gjekk gjennom isen og bleiv

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