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Proto-Germanic: *blēwa-, *blēmēn
Meaning: blue
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old Norse: blā-r `blau, dunkel, schwarz', blāmi m. `dunkle Farbe'
Norwegian: blɔ `blau', blɔme
Swedish: blɔ
Danish: blɔ
Old English: blǟwen `light blue', blǟ-hǟwen (-hwen, blǟwen) `of a blue hue, bluish, violet or purple colour'; { blāw }
Old Frisian: blāw, blāu
Old Saxon: blāo
Middle Dutch: blā, blau, blaeu
Dutch: blauw
Middle Low German: blā `blau', blāre `Blässe, blässige Kuh'
Old High German: blāo `blau'
Middle High German: blā (-w-) 'blau'
German: blau
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *bhlāw- / *bhlēw-
Meaning: yellow, grey, blue
Germanic: *blē-w-a- adj., *blē-man- m.
Latin: flāvus `goldgelb, rotgelb, blond'; fulvus, -a `rotgelb, braungelb'; flōrus, -a `flavus'
Other Italic: Osk gen. sg. Flaviies `Flāviī'
Celtic: OIr blār `grau', MIr blā `gelb', Gael blàr `mit einer Bläse im Gesicht (von Tieren)'; Cymr blawr `grau'
Russ. meaning: светлый (желтый, серый, голубой)
References: WP II 212
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 272
Root: bhlē-u̯o-s
English meaning: a k. of colour (blue, gold)
German meaning: von lichten Farben `blau, gelb, blond'
General comments: auch bhl̥̄-u̯o-s, bhlē-ro-s, bhlō-ro-s, Ableitungen von der Wz. bhel-1, bhelǝ-
Material: Lat. flāvus `goldgelb, rotgelb, blond', osk. Flaviies G. Sg. `Flāviī' (aus idg. *bhl̥̄-), daneben fulvus `rotgelb, braungelb' aus *bhl̥-u̯o-s; flōrus `flavus', auch PN, aus *bhlōros = gall. *blāros (Wartburg), mir. blār `mit weißem Stirnfleck, Fleck, Feld', cymr. blawr `grau', daneben *bhlē-ro- in mnd. blāre `Blässe, blessige Kuh'.

    Ahd. blāo, nhd. blau (mhd. blā auch `gelb'), ags. *blāw oder *blǣw, aisl. blār `blau' aus *bhlē-u̯o-s; s. auch S. 155;

    air. blā `gelblich?' ist spätes ags. Lw.? Über germ. *blīwa- `Blei' s. unter bhlei-1.

    Lit. blãvas, lett. blãvs `blaulich, gelb' sind germ. Lw.

References: WP. II 212, WH. I 513 f., anders EM 367.
Pages: 160
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