bloc

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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French bloc ‎(group, block), from Middle French bloc ‎(a considerable piece of something heavy, block), from Old French bloc ‎(log, block), from Middle Dutch blok ‎(treetrunk), from Old Saxon *blok ‎(log), from Proto-Germanic *blukką ‎(beam, log), from Proto-Indo-European *bhulg'-, from *bhelg'- ‎(thick plank, beam, pile, prop). Cognate with Old High German bloh, bloc ‎(German Block, block), Old English bolca ‎(gangway of a ship, plank), Old Norse bǫlkr ‎(Norwegian bolk, divider, partition). More at balk.

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NounEdit

bloc ‎(plural blocs)

  1. a group of voters or politicians who share common goals
  2. a group of countries acting together for political or economic goals, an alliance: e.g., the eastern bloc, the western bloc, a trading bloc
  3. in specific contexts 'the bloc' may refer to:
    1. the countries in the Eurozone
      The ECB is considering three main options ... but two of them could hurt confidence in the bloc's most indebted states, ... (Reuters)
    2. the countries in the European Union
      Climate change a security risk for EU, say bloc's foreign policy chiefs (EUobserver)

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NounEdit

bloc m ‎(plural blocs)

  1. block
  2. bloc

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French bloc ‎(a considerable piece of something heavy, block), from Old French bloc ‎(log, block), from Middle Dutch blok ‎(treetrunk), from Old Saxon *blok ‎(log), from Proto-Germanic *blukką ‎(beam, log), from Proto-Indo-European *bhulg'-, from *bhelg'- ‎(thick plank, beam, pile, prop). Cognate with Old High German bloh, bloc ‎(German Block, block), Old English bolca ‎(gangway of a ship, plank), Old Norse bǫlkr ‎(Norwegian bolk, divider, partition). More at balk.

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bloc m ‎(plural blocs)

  1. a block (e.g., of wood)
  2. a bloc, an alliance
  3. a pad of paper
  4. (computing) block (of memory, of code)

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English block or from a Romance language.

NounEdit

bloc m ‎(genitive singular bloic, nominative plural bloic)

  1. block

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bloc bhloc mbloc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "bloc" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • bloc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French bloc.

NounEdit

bloc m ‎(plural bloques)

  1. pad (such as of paper)
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