EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Coined by R. M. Hare in 1950.

NounEdit

blik (plural bliks)

  1. (philosophy) An unfalsifiable belief underpinning a worldview.
    • 1950, R. M. Hare, Theology and Falsification:
      Let us call that in which we differ from this lunatic, our respective bliks. He has an insane blik about dons; we have a sane one. It is important to realize that we have a sane one, not no blik at all; for there must be two sides to any argument — if he has a wrong blik, then those who are right about dons must have a right one.

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DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German blick, from Old Saxon blikan.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blik n (singular definite blikket, plural indefinite blikke)

  1. look
  2. glance
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse blik, from Middle Low German blick.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blik n

  1. (archaic) calm sea, dead calm

Usage notesEdit

Only used in the compounds blikstille ("dead calm", adjective and noun) and havblik ("dead calm", "calm sea").

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Low German bleck, from Old Saxon *blek, from Proto-West Germanic *blik, from Proto-Germanic *bliką (metal).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blik n (singular definite blikket, not used in plural form)

  1. sheet metal
  2. tinplate

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /blɪk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: blik
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch blic, ultimately from the root of blijken (to appear).

NounEdit

blik m (plural blikken, diminutive blikje n)

  1. A glance.
  2. (obsolete) A ray, a beam.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch blic. Related to bleek.

NounEdit

blik n (plural blikken, diminutive blikje n)

  1. A can, a tin (container).
    Ze haalde een blikje uit de automaat.
    She got a can from the vending machine.
    Het enige winkeltje in het dorp verkocht alleen groente in blik.
    The only shop in the village only sold canned vegetables.
  2. Sheet metal, tin plate; the metallic material tins are made of, often coated with tin or pewter.
  3. A dustpan.
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: blik
  • Jersey Dutch: blikki (from the diminutive)
  • Japanese: ブリキ
  • Javanese: blek
  • Papiamentu: bleki, blikki (from the diminutive)

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

blik

  1. first-person singular present indicative of blikken
  2. imperative of blikken

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

See blika (to shine, gleam)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blik n (genitive singular bliks, nominative plural blik)

  1. gleam, twinkle

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

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