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See also: blað, błąd, blæd, and Błąd

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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

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 notesEdit

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

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch blad. Doublet of blaar.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blad (plural blaaie, diminutive blaadjie)

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

DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blad n (singular definite bladet, plural indefinite blade)

  1. leaf
  2. petal
  3. blade
  4. sheet
  5. newspaper, paper
  6. periodical
  7. magazine
InflectionEdit
Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See blade (to turn over pages).

PronunciationEdit

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

VerbEdit

blad

  1. imperative of blade

DutchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch blat, from Old Dutch *blat, from Proto-Germanic *bladą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlh̥₃oto, from *bʰleh₃-.

NounEdit

blad n (plural bladeren or blaren, diminutive blaadje n)

  1. leaf (of a plant)
    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.
    Synonym: loof

NounEdit

blad n (plural bladen, diminutive blaadje n)

  1. sheet of paper, leaf (in a book)
    Steek je hand op als je een nieuw blad nodig hebt.
    Raise your hand if you need a new sheet of paper.
    Synonym: vel
  2. page
    Synonyms: bladzijde, pagina
  3. magazine
    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.
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Papiamentu: blachi (from the diminutive)

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch blat, from Old Dutch blāt. Possibly related to French blé (wheat).

NounEdit

blad n (plural bladen)

  1. (obsolete) usufruct (right to derive profit from somebody else's property)
Alternative formsEdit

GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

blad (comparative blader, superlative am bladesten)

  1. (Austria, colloquial, derogatory) fat

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • blad in Duden online

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

blad

  1. Alternative form of blade

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no
 Blad (andre betydninger) on Norwegian Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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 termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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 termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

NounEdit

blad n

  1. leaf

DeclensionEdit


DescendantsEdit


SwedishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blad n

  1. (botany) Blade, leaf; an organ of a plant.
  2. Leaf, sheet; a piece of paper (including a map sheet)
  3. Blade; the sharp-edged or pointed working end of a tool or utensil

DeclensionEdit

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

SynonymsEdit

  • (an organ of a plant): löv
  • (one side of a leaf of a book): sida
  • (a piece of paper): ark, papper
  • (the sharp-edged or pointed working end of a tool or utensil): klinga

Derived termsEdit


Torres Strait CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English blood.

NounEdit

blad

  1. blood