blae

[ bley, blee ]
/ bleɪ, bli /

adjective Scot. and North England.

bluish-black; blue-gray.

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Origin of blae

1150–1200; Middle English (north) bla < Old Norse blā blackish blue; see blue
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Example sentences from the Web for blae

  • "Ye must be fair starving, Paul," quoth she softly with her hand on my arm, and I daresay my face was blae with cold and chagrin.

British Dictionary definitions for blae

blae
/ (ble, bleɪ) /

adjective

Scot bluish-grey; slate-coloured

Word Origin for blae

from Old Norse blár
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