bliss

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English bliss, from Old English bliss, variant of earlier blīds, blīþs ‎(joy, gladdness), from Proto-Germanic *blīþisjō ‎(joy, goodness, kindness). Cognate with Old Saxon blīthsia, blīdsea, blizza ‎(joy, jubilation). Related to blithe.

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NounEdit

bliss ‎(countable and uncountable, plural blisses)

  1. perfect happiness

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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From bliðs, from Proto-Germanic *blīþisjō, from *blīþiz ‎(gentle, kind) + -tjo. See also blithe.

NounEdit

bliss f

  1. joy
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