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Originally "blemish," perhaps from Old Norse blettr, or from Old French bloche "clod of earth."
- Rhymes: -ɒt
- a blemish, spot or stain made by a coloured substance.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a stain on someone's reputation or character; a disgrace.
- (biochemistry) the Southern blot analysis (and derived Northern and Western) analytical techniques.
- (backgammon) an exposed piece in backgammon.
to blot (transitive or intransitive)
- to cause a blot (on something) by spilling a coloured substance
- to soak up, or absorb liquid
- to hide, obscure or obliterate something
- French: tacher (1), entacher (une réputation) (2)
- German: beflecken (1), kleckern (1), ablöschen (3)
(ġe)blōt n blot
- 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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