Re: [tied] Re: for people who know albanian

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14325
Date: 2002-08-14

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From: tgpedersen
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 11:41 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: for people who know albanian

> Such a mark on a horse is in Danish called a "blis".

... which is no doubt the same as ON blesi and Dutch bles -- and English blaze, which however seems to be a very recent word, probably borrowed from the Low Countries in the seventeenth century rather than inherited from Old and Middle English. It has further etymological connections with the verb <blaze> and Germanic *blas-o:n- 'torch' (OE weak f. blase).