Blains

blain

[bleyn]
noun Pathology.
an inflammatory swelling or sore.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English blein(e), Old English blegene. See chilblain

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blain (bleɪn)
 
n
a blister, blotch, or sore on the skin
 
[Old English blegen; related to Middle Low German bleine]

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blain
O.E. blegen "a sore," from P.Gmc. *blajinon "a swelling" (cf. Dan. blegn, Du. blein), from PIE *bhlei- "to swell," from base *bhel- (2); see bole.
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blain (blān)
n.
A skin swelling or sore; a blister; a blotch.

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Blains definition


occurs only in connection with the sixth plague of Egypt (Ex. 9:9, 10). In Deut. 28:27, 35, it is called "the botch of Egypt." It seems to have been the fearful disease of black leprosy, a kind of elephantiasis, producing burning ulcers.

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