See also: Blida, bliða, and blíða

Galician edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

blida f (plural blidas)

  1. Alternative form of belida (cataract)

References edit

  • blida” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.

Latin edit

Etymology edit

According to Niermeyer, from Byzantine Greek βάλις, βάλιδος (bális, bálidos), related to Ancient Greek βάλλω (bállō, I throw). Attested in Latin since the 13th century.

Pronunciation edit

The pronunciation with a long -ī- is at least attested in Marrasio Giovanni (c. 1400-1452), Carmina varia 1.28, in an elegiac couplet:

Scorpĭŏ, funda, arcus, tormentum, blīdă, săgittae,
Hasta, ărĭēs, jăculum, pīlă, măcēra văcant

Noun edit

blīda f (genitive blīdae); first declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) a trebuchet, catapult
    • before 1266, Ricardus Anglicus de Morins, Annales Prioratus de Dunstaplia , (edited by Hearne in 1733, as cited in DMLBS):
      levatis circumquaque [apud Kenylworthe] machinis novem, que vocantur blidis, lapides jacere non cessabant, confringentes ex his domos et turres ligneas; muros et opus lapideum prosternere volentes, in nullo dampnificare poterant
      At Kenilworth, after taking nine machines called blidae (trebuchets) everywhere around, they would not stop throwing rocks, shattering houses and towers made of wood, but even though they wanted to open walls and other work made of rock, they could not damage them.

Further reading edit

Lower Sorbian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈblida/, [ˈblʲida]

Noun edit


  1. inflection of blido:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Swedish blidha, from Medieval Latin blida with the same meaning. Ultimately from Ancient Greek βάλλω (bállō, to throw).

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈbliːˌda/

Noun edit

blida c

  1. trebuchet
    Det krävdes ett stort antal blidor för att inta fästningen.
    It took a great number of trebuchets to capture the fortress.

Declension edit

Declension of blida 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative blida blidan blidor blidorna
Genitive blidas blidans blidors blidornas

Anagrams edit