Bliss vs Bless what difference

what is difference between Bliss and Bless

English

Etymology

From Middle English bliss, from Old English bliss, variant of earlier blīds, blīþs (joy, gladness), from Proto-West Germanic *blīþisi (joy, goodness, kindness).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /blɪs/
  • Rhymes: -ɪs

Noun

bliss (countable and uncountable, plural blisses)

  1. perfect happiness

Derived terms

Translations


Old English

Etymology

From earlier blīds, blīþs, from Proto-West Germanic *blīþisi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bliss/, [blis]

Noun

bliss f

  1. joy, bliss

Inflection

Descendants

  • Middle English: blys, blice, blisce, blise, blesse
    • English: bliss


English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: blĕs, IPA(key): /blɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Etymology 1

From Middle English blessen, from Old English bletsian (to consecrate (with blood)), from Proto-West Germanic *blōdisōn (to sprinkle, mark or hallow with blood), from Proto-Germanic *blōþą (blood), of uncertain origin, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (to bloom). Cognate with Old Norse bleza (to bless) (whence Icelandic blessa), Old English blēdan (to bleed). More at bleed.

Verb

bless (third-person singular simple present blesses, present participle blessing, simple past and past participle blest or blessed)

  1. To make something holy by religious rite, sanctify.
  2. To make the sign of the cross upon, so as to sanctify.
  3. To invoke divine favor upon.
  4. To honor as holy, glorify; to extol for excellence.
  5. To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
  6. (obsolete) To wave; to brandish.
  7. (Perl programming, transitive, past tense only blessed) To turn (a reference) into an object.
  8. (archaic, with from) To secure, defend, or prevent from.
Antonyms
  • curse
  • condemn
  • (programming): unbless
Derived terms
  • bless someone’s cotton socks
  • bless someone’s heart
Related terms
  • blessed
  • blessing
  • bleed
  • blood
Translations

Etymology 2

An ellipsis for an expression such as bless your heart.

Interjection

bless

  1. (Britain, Canada, informal) Used as an expression of endearment, gratitude, or (ironically) belittlement.
    • 1998, “Peter Coffey”, New Alternative View Of Atomic Structure, sci.chem, Usenet:
      Ah bless! You must be the welcoming committee for anyone who dares express ignorance.
    • 2000, “Hellraiser”, a post in uk.people.teens, Usenet:
      oh bless. *hug* that is not true. nobody here bears a grudge against 13 year old dear or against you.
    • 2001, “Will”, Am I still here?, uk.religion.pagan, Usenet:
      Aw bless… have white chocolate fudge muffin….a new batch…. made them last night after Nigella….

Anagrams

  • ESBLs, slebs

Icelandic

Interjection

bless

  1. goodbye, bye

Synonyms

  • bless bless

Westrobothnian

Etymology

Compare Danish blis, Swedish bläs, Old Norse blys, blesóttr.

Noun

bless

  1. mask

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