Origin of blessed
verb (used with object), blessed or blest, bless·ing.
Origin of bless
Synonyms for bless
Related Words for blessedconsecrated, exalted, hallowed, rewarded, divine, saved, resurrected, glorified, redeemed, adored, revered, favored, content, granted, contented, endowed, holy, inviolable, sacred
Examples from the Web for blessed
Contemporary Examples of blessed
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.Cop Families Boo De Blasio at NYPD Graduation
December 30, 2014
All Cohen needed to do was add “of blessed memory” after each political casualty was mentioned.Southern Dems Won’t Rise Again
December 5, 2014
I realized that every day we are blessed with so much and I wanted to give back in some way.Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All
November 17, 2014
I had come to terms with death then, and I feel so blessed every day that I am still alive.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA
Simran Jeet Singh
October 31, 2014
The zoo is blessed with multiple wallabies and was happy to oblige.Ebola's Roots Are 50 Times Older Than Mankind. And That Could Be the Key to Stopping It.
October 20, 2014
Historical Examples of blessed
"Oh, blessed be the sound of your voice," replied the peasant.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
How ungrateful to that God, who blessed them with such talents!Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
But for her it was a blessed release, and we can only be thankful.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
She'll be here this blessed day as I'm speakin' to you, miss!Weighed and Wanting
The blessed Savior was persecuted in his very infancy and had to be hid by his parents.Biography of a Slave
verb blesses, blessing, blessed or blest (tr)
- a traditional phrase said to a person who has just sneezed
- an exclamation of well-wishing or surprise
Word Origin for bless
late 12c., "supremely happy," also "consecrated" (c.1200), past participle adjective from bless (v.). Reversed or ironic sense of "cursed, damned" is recorded from 1806. Related: Blessedly; blessedness.
Old English bletsian, bledsian, Northumbrian bloedsian "to consecrate, make holy, give thanks," from Proto-Germanic *blodison "hallow with blood, mark with blood," from *blotham "blood" (see blood).
Originally a blood sprinkling on pagan altars. This word was chosen in Old English bibles to translate Latin benedicere and Greek eulogein, both of which have a ground sense of "to speak well of, to praise," but were used in Scripture to translate Hebrew brk "to bend (the knee), worship, praise, invoke blessings." Meaning shifted in late Old English toward "pronounce or make happy," by resemblance to unrelated bliss. No cognates in other languages. Related: Blessed; blessing.