See also: Bled, blêd, and blēḑ

English

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Etymology 1

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See bleed.

Verb

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bled

  1. simple past and past participle of bleed
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Etymology 2

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From French bled, from Algerian Arabic, from Arabic بِلَاد (bilād).

Noun

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bled (plural bleds)

  1. (in parts of French North Africa) Hinterland, field.

Bavarian

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Etymology

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From Middle High German blode, from Old High German blōdi, from Proto-Germanic *blauþijaz, *blauþaz (weak, soft, timid). Cognates include German blöd, Dutch blood, English blate, bloat, Old Norse blauðr.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈb̥leːd̥/, /ˈb̥le̞ːd̥/

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bled (comparative bleder, superlative åm bledstn)

  1. stupid, silly, dopey, dim-witted
  2. awkward, unflattering, unfavourable

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Czech

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bled

  1. short masculine singular of bledý

Dutch

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Etymology 1

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Related to blad.

Noun

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bled n (plural bledden)

  1. A metal strip with holes.
  2. A flat board such as a tabletop.

Etymology 2

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Borrowed from French bled.

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bled m (uncountable)

  1. (Belgium) middle of nowhere

French

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Algerian Arabic, from Arabic بِلَاد (bilād).

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bled m (plural bleds)

  1. (informal, somewhat derogatory) village, Podunk, backwater
    • 1974, Bertrand Blier, Les Valseuses, spoken by Pierrot (Patrick Dewaere):
      D’abord j’en ai marre de ce bled! Bled de merde! France de merde!
      First of all, I'm sick of this village! Shithole village! Shithole France!
    • 2017, “Homicide”, in Elh Kmer (lyrics), Indépendant:
      Je ferais pas d’efforts d’intégration si ce bled ne m’aime pas
      I won’t make any effort in order to be part of the community if this village doesn’t like me.
  2. (informal, at times derogatory) the old country, typically in North Africa.

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Middle English

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bled

  1. Alternative form of blede

Old English

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From Proto-Germanic *blēduz, *blōdiz (blossom, sprout), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃-. Related to blōwan (to bloom, blossom).

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blēd f

  1. a shoot, branch
  2. foliage, leaves; a leaf
  3. a flower, blossom; a bloom
  4. fruit; a fruit
  5. a harvest, crop; yield, produce

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  • Middle English: blede, bled

Old Frisian

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Etymology

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From Proto-West Germanic *blad.

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bled n

  1. leaf

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Declension of bled (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative bled bled
genitive bledes bleda
dative blede bledum, bledem
accusative bled bled

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Old Irish

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Etymology

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From Proto-Celtic *bledyos.

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bled f

  1. sea-monster
  2. whale

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Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative bledL bleidL bledaH
Vocative bledL bleidL bledaH
Accusative bleidN bleidL bledaH
Genitive bleideH bledL bledN
Dative bleidL bledaib bledaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

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Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bled bled
pronounced with /β(ʲ)-/
mbled
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Serbo-Croatian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *blědъ.

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blȇd (Cyrillic spelling бле̑д, definite blȇdī, comparative blȅđī)

  1. pale, pallid

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Slovene

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Etymology

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From Proto-Slavic *blědъ.

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blẹ̑d (comparative bȍlj blẹ̑d or bledȇjši, superlative nȁjbolj blẹ̑d or nȁjbledȇjši)

  1. pale (light in color)
  2. (of human skin) pale (having a pallor)
  3. pale; faint; dull; indistinct

Inflection

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The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Hard
masculine feminine neuter
nom. sing. bléd bléda blédo
singular
masculine feminine neuter
nominative bléd ind
blédi def
bléda blédo
genitive blédega bléde blédega
dative blédemu blédi blédemu
accusative nominativeinan or
genitive
anim
blédo blédo
locative blédem blédi blédem
instrumental blédim blédo blédim
dual
masculine feminine neuter
nominative bléda blédi blédi
genitive blédih blédih blédih
dative blédima blédima blédima
accusative bléda blédi blédi
locative blédih blédih blédih
instrumental blédima blédima blédima
plural
masculine feminine neuter
nominative blédi bléde bléda
genitive blédih blédih blédih
dative blédim blédim blédim
accusative bléde bléde bléda
locative blédih blédih blédih
instrumental blédimi blédimi blédimi

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading

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  • bled”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

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Noun

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bled (nominative plural bleds)

  1. sheet (of paper)

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