See also: blaß

German edit

blasses Gesicht

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German blas, itself from Old High German blas, ultimately from Proto-West Germanic *blas.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /blas/
  • Rhymes: -as
  • (file)

Adjective edit

blass (strong nominative masculine singular blasser, comparative blasser or blässer, superlative am blassesten or am blässesten)

  1. pale

Usage notes edit

  • The spelling blass has been the prescribed spelling since the German spelling reform of 1996 (the Rechtschreibreform). In Switzerland and Liechtenstein, it had already been standard since ⟨ß⟩ was deprecated in the 1930s. In the affected areas, the previous spelling (blaß) is now less common, and may be regarded as a misspelling.

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

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Further reading edit

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

Manx edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

blass m (genitive singular blass, plural blassyn)

  1. taste, flavour
    Cha vel blass er.It has no taste.
    Dty phaag lesh blass ny molley.Your kiss with the taste of honey.
    Ta blass eeast er.It tastes of fish.
    Ta blass unnishyn er yn anvroie.The soup tastes of onion.
  2. accent
    Ta blass kiart ny Gaelgey ayd.You have a correct Manx accent.
    Ta blass ny Baarle echey.He has an English (language) accent.
    Ta blass Sostynagh echey.He has an English (of England) accent.
    Ta blass Yernagh echey.He speaks with an Irish accent.
  3. spiciness
    Dy chur blass da skeeal.To give spice to a story.
  4. tinge, overtone
    Va blass trimshey ayns e choraa.There was a note of sorrow in his voice.

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

  • blasstal (tasty, savory; seasoned; fruity)
  • blayst m (taste, flavour)

Mutation edit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
blass vlass mlass
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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