See also: błąd, Błąd, blað, and blæd

English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Apparently from a dialectal variant of blade. Compare Danish blad (leaf), Swedish blad (leaf).

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Noun edit

blad (plural blads)

  1. (Scotland) A portfolio; a blotting-book or blotting-pad.
  2. (Scotland) A fragment or lump.
  3. (Australia, wholesale, food trade) A single sheet for use in a display book, illustrating a particular product available from a wholesaler.

Usage notes edit

  • In Australia, this term is normally only used in the confectionery and soft drink markets.

Anagrams edit

Afrikaans edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch blad. Doublet of blaar.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

blad (plural blaaie, diminutive blaadjie)

  1. page
  2. sheet of paper
  3. (informal) newspaper, pamphlet
  4. shoulder blade

Bavarian edit

Alternative forms edit

  • blaad (alternative spelling)

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

blad

  1. perfect participle of blehn

Adjective edit

blad

  1. (Austria, Vienna, derogatory) fat, corpulent
    Synonyms: ausgfressn, gfüd, stoak

Danish edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse blað, from Proto-Germanic *bladą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlh̥₃oto, from *bʰleh₃-.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

blad n (singular definite bladet, plural indefinite blade)

  1. leaf
  2. petal
  3. blade
  4. sheet
  5. newspaper, paper
  6. periodical
  7. magazine
Inflection edit
Derived terms edit

See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

See blade (to turn over pages).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /blaːd/, [b̥laːˀð], [b̥laðˀ]

Verb edit

blad

  1. imperative of blade

Dutch edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch blat, from Old Dutch *blat, from Proto-West Germanic *blad, from Proto-Germanic *bladą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlh̥₃oto, from *bʰleh₃-. Compare German Blatt, English blade.

Noun edit

blad n (plural bladeren or (rare) bladen or (dialectal, archaic, poetic) blaren, diminutive blaadje n)

  1. A leaf (of a plant)
    Synonym: loof
    De bladeren begonnen al te verkleuren en enkele zijn reeds gevallen.
    The leaves began to change colour already and some have already fallen off.
    Die olifant lust wel een groen blaadje.
    That elephant would like to eat a green leaf.

Noun edit

blad n (plural bladen, diminutive blaadje n)

  1. A sheet of paper, leaf (in a book)
    Synonym: vel
    Steek je hand op als je een nieuw blad nodig hebt.
    Raise your hand if you need a new sheet of paper.
  2. A page
    Synonyms: bladzijde, pagina
  3. A magazine or other periodical publication.
    Heb je dat nieuwe blad over lokale podiumkunst al gelezen?Have you already read that new magazine about local performing arts?
  4. The flat section on the upper side of a table or desk
    Synonyms: bureaublad, tafelblad
    Omdat mijn lamp erop viel zit er een diepe deuk in het blad.There is a deep dent in the tabletop, because my lamp fell on it.
  5. The broad, flat blade of a weapon or tool; a blade
    Synonyms: lemmet, mes
    Het blad van het zwaard was zeer roestig.The blade of the sword was very rusty.
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Related terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Afrikaans: blad
  • Afrikaans: blaar (back-formed from the plural)
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: blaru (from the plural)
  • Jersey Dutch: blât
  • Negerhollands: blaaer, blaër (from the plural)
  • Caribbean Javanese: blatye (from the diminutive)
  • Indonesian: belat
  • Papiamentu: blachi (from the diminutive), blaadsji, blaadji, blat
  • Sranan Tongo: blat

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Dutch blat, from Old Dutch blāt. Possibly related to French blé (wheat), itself of Frankish/Germanic origin.

Noun edit

blad n (plural bladen)

  1. (obsolete) A usufruct (right to make use or derive profit from somebody else's property)
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German edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Bavarian blad (literally blown up); see blühen (to bloom, blow up).

Pronunciation edit

(Austria) IPA(key): /b̥laːd̥/

Adjective edit

blad (strong nominative masculine singular blader, comparative blader, superlative am bladesten)

  1. (Austria, colloquial, derogatory) fat

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • blad” in Duden online
  • blad” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Middle English edit

Noun edit

blad

  1. Alternative form of blade

Norwegian Bokmål edit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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 Blad (andre betydninger) on Norwegian Wikipedia

Etymology edit

From Old Norse blað, from Proto-Germanic *bladą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlh̥₃oto, from *bʰleh₃-.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

blad n (definite singular bladet, indefinite plural blad or blader, definite plural blada or bladene)

  1. a blade (sharp-edged or pointed working end of a tool or utensil)
  2. a leaf
  3. a newspaper, magazine or periodical

Derived terms edit

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Old Norse blað, from Proto-Germanic *bladą, Proto-Indo-European *bʰlh̥₃oto, from *bʰleh₃-.

Noun edit

blad n (definite singular bladet, indefinite plural blad, definite plural blada)

  1. a blade (as above)
  2. a leaf
  3. a newspaper, magazine or periodical

Derived terms edit

References edit

Old Saxon edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *blad, from Proto-Germanic *bladą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlh̥₃oto, from *bʰleh₃-.

Compare Old English blæd, Old Frisian bled, Old High German blat, Old Norse blað.

Noun edit

blad n

  1. leaf

Declension edit


Descendants edit

Swedish edit

 
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olika typer av blad (different types of leaves)

Etymology edit

From Old Swedish blaþ, from Old Norse blað, from Proto-Germanic *bladą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlh̥₃otom, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃-. Cognate with English blade.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

blad n

  1. (botany) a leaf (including in the broad sense that includes needles and the like (to botanists and often not to other people, in both Swedish and English – not a technical word in itself))
    Synonyms: (on a tree or bush, not a needle) löv, barr (needle)
  2. a petal or sepal (on a flower)
    Synonyms: blomblad (petal or sepal), kronblad (petal), foderblad (sepal)
  3. a sheet (of paper)
    Synonym: papper (larger, for writing on, printing, or the like)
    Synonyms: ark, pappersark (larger, for writing on)
    1. a page
      Synonym: (the more commonly idiomatic word, including when giving a page number) sida
      vända blad
      turn the page (also used figuratively)
  4. (colloquial) a paper ((copy of a) newspaper)
    läsa något i morgonbladet
    read something in the morning paper
    Aftonbladet
    The Evening Paper (large daily tabloid newspaper)
  5. a blade (on a tool, device, weapon, or the like)
    Synonym: (on a larger tool or weapon, like a sword) klinga
    knivens blad
    the blade of the knife
    propellerblad
    propeller blades
  6. leaf (thin sheet of material)
    bladguld
    gold leaf

Usage notes edit

  • Leaves from trees on the ground that are raked are idiomatically always löv rather than blad.
  • A blade of grass is a grässtrå.

Declension edit

Declension of blad 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative blad bladet blad bladen
Genitive blads bladets blads bladens

Derived terms edit

References edit

Torres Strait Creole edit

Etymology edit

From English blood.

Noun edit

blad

  1. blood