See also: Blas, BLAS, Bläs, B.L.A.S., blås, bläs, and Błaś

Cornish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Brythonic *blas, from Proto-Celtic *mlastos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mel-s- (compare Russian молса́ть (molsátʹ, to suck)).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

blas m (plural blasow)

  1. taste

Related terms edit

German edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [blaːs]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːs

Verb edit

blas

  1. singular imperative of blasen
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of blasen

Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Irish blas, from Old Irish mlas, from Proto-Celtic *mlastos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mel-s- (compare Russian молса́ть (molsátʹ, to suck)).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

blas m (genitive singular blais, nominative plural blasanna)

  1. taste, flavour
  2. (linguistics) accent (distinctive pronunciation associated with a region, social group, etc.)
  3. (as a negative polarity item) nothing, anything
    Ní bhfuair mé blas.I didn’t get anything

Declension edit

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Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
blas bhlas mblas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading edit

Middle Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish mlas, from Proto-Celtic *mlastos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mel-s- (compare Russian молса́ть (molsátʹ, to suck)).

Noun edit

blas m

  1. flavour
  2. savour
  3. taste

Synonyms edit

Descendants edit

  • Irish: blas
  • Manx: blass
  • Scottish Gaelic: blas

Mutation edit

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
blas blas
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mblas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

Papiamentu edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch blazen.

Verb edit

blas

  1. to blow

Scottish Gaelic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish blas, from Old Irish mlas, from Proto-Celtic *mlastos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mel-s- (compare Russian молса́ть (molsátʹ, to suck)).

Noun edit

blas m (genitive singular blais, plural blasan)

  1. taste, flavour
  2. accent

Related terms edit

Mutation edit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
blas bhlas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “blas”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “blas”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Spanish edit

Noun edit

blas m pl

  1. plural of bla

Welsh edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Welsh blas, from Proto-Brythonic *blas, from Proto-Celtic *mlastos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mel-s- (to try, taste). Cognate with Cornish blas, Breton blaz, Irish blas; outside of Celtic, compare Russian молса́ть (molsátʹ, to suck).[1][2]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

blas m (plural blasau)

  1. taste, flavour
    Synonym: chwaeth
  2. (physiology) sense of taste
    Synonyms: sawr, archwaeth

Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
blas flas mlas unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “blas”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
  2. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 273