- blessed event,
- blessed sacrament,
- blessed trinity,
- blessed virgin,
Origin of blessed
verb (used with object), blessed or blest, bless·ing.
Origin of bless
Examples from the Web for blessed
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
All Cohen needed to do was add “of blessed memory” after each political casualty was mentioned.
I realized that every day we are blessed with so much and I wanted to give back in some way.
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|DAILY BEAST
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.|Michael Daly|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They run away with me; I picture it to myself—this blessed thing—and I forget.The Yellow House|E. Phillips Oppenheim
And on one never-to-be-forgotten morning he stood up, straightened himself, breathed God's blessed air, and knew himself free!The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories|Paul Laurence Dunbar
Blessed be thou, thou art a prince and born in the illustrious line of Matsyas.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 4|Kisari Mohan Ganguli
One step; oh, that is a blessed message I bring to you—it is only one step.The Master's Indwelling|Andrew Murray
What but divine grace could have enabled Jonathan to maintain this blessed temper?The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Samuel|W. G. Blaikie
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.