See also: Blin, blín, and блин

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English blinnen, from Old English blinnan (to stop, cease), from Proto-Germanic *bilinnaną (to turn aside, swerve from), from Proto-Indo-European *ley-, *leya- (to deflect, turn away, vanish, slip); equivalent to be- +‎ lin. Cognate with Old High German bilinnan (to yield, stop, forlet, give away), Old Norse linna (Swedish dialectal linna, to pause, rest). See also lin.

VerbEdit

blin (third-person singular simple present blins, present participle blinning, simple past blinned or blan, past participle blinned or blun)

  1. (obsolete) To cease from.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.v:
      nathemore for that spectacle bad, / Did th'other two their cruell vengeaunce blin [...].
  2. (archaic or dialectal) To stop, desist; to cease to move, run, flow, etc., let up.
    • 1880, Margaret Ann Courtney, English Dialect Society, Glossary of words in use in Cornwall:
      A child may cry for half an hour, and never blin ; it may rain all day, and never blin ; the train ran 100 miles, and never blinned.
    • 1908, John Masefield, A sailor's garland:
      Thus blinned their boast, as we well ken
SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

blin

  1. (obsolete) cessation; end

Etymology 2Edit

 
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From Russian блин (blin, pancake, flat object).

NounEdit

blin

  1. A blintz.

AnagramsEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

blin (feminine singular blin, plural blinion, equative blined, comparative blinach, superlative blinaf)

  1. tired, weary
  2. tiresome, wearisome
  3. troubling, troublesome, distressing
  4. angry, cross, mad

Derived termsEdit

  • blinder (tiredness, weariness; trouble, affliction)
  • blino (to tire, to become weary; to trouble, to afflict)

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
blin flin mlin unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.