Blade etymology


English word blade comes from Proto-Germanic *bladą

Etymology of blade

Detailed word origin of blade

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*bladą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Blade (flat surface of a tool or weapon). Leaf (of a plant). Sheet.
blæd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Blast, blowing. Dignity. Inspiration; breath, life, spirit; glory, splendor. Prosperity, wealth, riches. Success A leaf. The broad, flat blade of a utensil (e.g. an oar or spade).
blad Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
blade English (en) (informal) To skate on rollerblades.. (intransitive, poetic) To put forth or have a blade.. (transitive) To furnish with a blade.. (transitive, professional wrestling, slang) To cut (a person) so as to provoke bleeding. (archaeology) A piece of prepared, sharp-edged stone, often flint, at least twice as long as it is wide; a long flake of ground-edge stone or knapped vitreous stone.. [...]