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See also blod, bløt, blöt, blöd, blóð, and blöð

English

Etymology

Originally "blemish," perhaps from Old Norse blettr, or from Old French bloche "clod of earth."

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
blot

Plural
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  1. a blemish, spot or stain made by a coloured substance.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a stain on someone's reputation or character; a disgrace.
  3. (biochemistry) the Southern blot analysis (and derived Northern and Western) analytical techniques.
  4. (backgammon) an exposed piece in backgammon.

Translations

  • French: tache (1), (ink) pâté (1), souillure (2)
  • German: Fleck (1), Schandfleck (2)

Verb

to blot (transitive or intransitive)

  1. to cause a blot (on something) by spilling a coloured substance
  2. to soak up, or absorb liquid
  3. to hide, obscure or obliterate something

Translations

  • French: tacher (1), entacher (une réputation) (2)
  • German: beflecken (1), kleckern (1), ablöschen (3)

Derived terms


Old English

Etymology

From blōtan.

Pronunciation

Noun

(ġe)blōt n blot

  1. a sacrifice, especially a human sacrifice by heathens
    He ealle ða cuman to blote gedyde: he gave all the strangers as a sacrifice. (Alfred's Orosius)

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