See also: bliye and blithe

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *blīþiz. Cognate with Old Frisian blīthe, blīde, Old Saxon blīdi, Old Dutch blīthi (in placenames), Old High German blīdi, Old Norse blíðr (Danish blid, Faroese blíður, Icelandic blíður), Gothic 𐌱𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌸𐍃 (bleiþs).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbliː.θe/, [ˈbliː.ðe]

AdjectiveEdit

blīþe (comparative blīþra, superlative blīþost)

  1. clement, gentle
    Wese us beorhtnes ofer bliðan Drihtnes ures.
    Let the brightness of our gentle Lord be over us.
  2. glad, happy
    Wæs Iethro bliðe for eallum ðam þingum, ðe Drihten dyde Israhela folce.
    Jethro was glad for all the things the Lord did for the people of Israel.

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: blithe