blys

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse blys, from Proto-Germanic *blisk (to burn, shine), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to shine). Cognate with Danish blus (blaze, flame) and English blush.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blys n (genitive singular blyss, nominative plural blys)

  1. torch, flare

Declension[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English blīths, bliss (joy), of Germanic origin.

Noun[edit]

blys

  1. bliss

Descendants[edit]

  • English: bliss

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

blys

  1. indefinite genitive singular of bly

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Middle Breton blisic, blysyc (pleasant, indulgent), modern Breton blizik. Perhaps a reduced grade of the root of Czech mlsný (dainty, finicky, lecherous) (<<Proto-Slavic *mls); compare modern Czech smilný (adulterous).

Noun[edit]

blys m (plural blysiau)

  1. greed, lust, desire
    Synonyms: trachwant, gwanc

Derived terms[edit]

  • blysig (greedy, lustful, desirous)
  • blysio (to lust, to desire)

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Lingua Posnaniensis, Volumes 5-6, p. 94