This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

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From *blī-, *bli- (to shine, gleam, glow; be light, be glad), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlī- (light, fine, pleasant), from *bʰleh₁-, *bʰel- (to shine). Cognate with Lithuanian bliva (violet).

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  1. serene, mild
  2. pleasant, pleasing, delightful, friendly

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