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EtymologyEdit

Short for 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. They were also known as the Baedeker Raids.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German blitze (lightning), from Old High German blëcchazzen, from Proto-Germanic *blaikaz. Cognate with Old Saxon bliksmo (lightning), Old English blæcern (candlestick), Dutch bliksem, Ancient Greek φλέγω (phlégō, to burn, blaze), Sanskrit भ्राज (bhrāja, to radiate, sparkle), Latin fulgur (lightning).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /blɪts/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Blitz m (genitive Blitzes, plural Blitze)

  1. (weather) lightning
  2. (optical) flash

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Blitz in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891