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[bley, blee]
adjective Scot. and North England.
  1. 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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Historical Examples of 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.

    The Shoes of Fortune

    Neil Munro

British Dictionary definitions for blae


  1. Scot bluish-grey; slate-coloured
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Word Origin for blae

from Old Norse blár
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