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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch bliksem, from Middle Dutch blexeme, from Old Dutch blikisni (lightning bolts), ultimately from a Proto-Germanic derivation of Proto-Indo-European *bʰleyǵ-.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

bliksem

  1. damnit!

NounEdit

bliksem (plural bliksems, diminutive bliksempie)

  1. (uncountable, dated) lightning
  2. (colloquial) bastard, arsehole, sod

Usage notesEdit

  • Due to the fact that this is also used as an expletive, the usage of this word to mean "lightning" has seen a steady decline. Weerlig is more commonly used instead.

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VerbEdit

bliksem (present bliksem, present participle bliksemende, past participle gebliksem)

  1. (colloquial) to hit, to beat up
    Ek sal jou bliksem!
    I will beat you up!

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈblɪk.səm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: blik‧sem

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch blexeme, from Old Dutch blikisni (lightning bolts), ultimately from a Proto-Germanic derivation of Proto-Indo-European *bʰleyǵ-.

NounEdit

bliksem m (plural bliksems, diminutive bliksempje n)

  1. lightning
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

bliksem

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