blate

blate

1 [bleyt]
adjective Chiefly Scot.
bashful; shy.

Origin:
before 1000; Old English blāt livid, pallid, (of a sound) low (not found in ME)

blately, adverb
blateness, noun
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blate

2 [bleyt] Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
verb (used without object), blated, blating.
noun
2.
bleat ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1855–60; perhaps dialectal variant of bleat (cf. great)

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