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VerbEdit

blij

  1. second-person singular imperative of blít

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /blɛi̯/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: blij
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯

Etymology 1Edit

With regular loss of intervocalic -d- from earlier blijde, from Middle Dutch blide, from Old Dutch *blīthi, from Proto-Germanic *blīþiz.

Alternative formsEdit

  • blijde (archaic; sometimes still in fixed expressions)

AdjectiveEdit

blij (comparative blijer, superlative blijst)

  1. happy
    Als de straten wit zijn, zijn de kinderen blij.
    If the streets are white, the children are happy.
  2. glad
InflectionEdit
Inflection of blij
uninflected blij
inflected blije
comparative blijer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial blij blijer het blijst
het blijste
indefinite m./f. sing. blije blijere blijste
n. sing. blij blijer blijste
plural blije blijere blijste
definite blije blijere blijste
partitive blijs blijers
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch bli (lead (metal)). Cognate with English blee and German Blei.

NounEdit

blij n (plural blijen, diminutive blijtje n)

  1. (archaic) lead (metal)
  2. (archaic) the colour of lead
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