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From Middle English bloren, variation of bleren, blaren, from Old English *blǣran, *blārian (“to blare, bellow, cry”). More at blare.
blore (third-person singular simple present blores, present participle bloring, simple past and past participle blored)
- (archaic, dialectal) To cry; cry out; weep.
- (archaic, dialectal) To bray; bleat like an animal; bellow.
Perhaps from blore above, a variant of blare, affected by blow. Compare also Gaelic and Irish blor (“a loud noise”).
blore (plural blores)
- (obsolete) The act of blowing; a roaring wind; a blast.
- 1614–1615, Homer, “(please specify the book number)”, in Geo[rge] Chapman, transl., Homer’s Odysses. […], London: […] Rich[ard] Field [and William Jaggard], for Nathaniell Butter, published 1615, →OCLC; republished in The Odysseys of Homer, […], volume (please specify the book number), London: John Russell Smith, […], 1857, →OCLC:
- a most tempestuous blore
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