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blate1

[bleyt]
adjective Chiefly Scot.
  1. bashful; shy.
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Origin of blate1

before 1000; Old English blāt livid, pallid, (of a sound) low (not found in ME)
Related formsblate·ly, adverbblate·ness, noun
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