See also: blitz

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened from German Blitzkrieg.

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Proper nounEdit

the Blitz

  1. (historical) The series of air raids launched on various cities in Great Britain by the German air force in 1940–41 during World War II.
    Synonym: Baedeker raids

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German blitze (lightning), from Old High German blëcchazzen, from Proto-West Germanic *blaik, whence English bleak and bleach.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /blɪts/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Blitz m (strong, genitive Blitzes, plural Blitze)

  1. (meteorology) a bolt of lightning
    Ein Blitz erhellte die Nacht.
    A bolt of lightning lit the night.
  2. (photography) flash

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883), “Blitz”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891