bly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a dialectal variant of blee ‎(complexion, aspect, colour, hue).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Particularly: “As in "my" and "thy/þy"?”

Noun[edit]

bly ‎(plural blies)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) Likeness; resemblance; look aspect; species; character.
    I see a bly of your father about you.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch blijven.

Verb[edit]

bly ‎(present bly, present participle blywende, past participle gebly)

  1. to live (somewhere)
  2. to stay; to remain

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch blij.

Adjective[edit]

bly ‎(attributive blye, comparative blyer, superlative blyste)

  1. happy

Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Bly (if the noun capitalization rule is made official again)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse blý

Noun[edit]

bly n (singular definite blyet, not used in plural form)

  1. lead

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse blý

Noun[edit]

bly n ‎(definite singular blyet, plurale tantum)

  1. lead (material and chemical element, symbol Pb)

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse blý

Noun[edit]

bly n ‎(definite singular blyet, plurale tantum)

  1. lead (as above)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse blý, from Proto-Germanic *blīwą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bly n ‎(uncountable)

  1. lead (chemical element)

Declension[edit]

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