ablaze etymology

English word ablaze comes from English blaze, English a-

Detailed word origin of ablaze

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
blaze English (eng) (transitive) To blow, as from a trumpet. (transitive) To disclose; bewray; defame. (transitive) To publish; announce publicly. (transitive, heraldry) To blazon Publication; the act of spreading widely by report (intransitive) To be on fire, especially producing a lot of flames and light.. (intransitive) To shine like a flame.. (slang) To smoke marijuana.. (transitive) To make a thing shine [...]
a- English (eng) (no longer productive) Away from. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.] (no longer productive) forming words with the sense of wholly, or utterly out[First attested from around 1150 to 1350.] (no longer productive) Of, from. [First attested prior to 1150.] Not, without, opposite of. (no longer productive) Towards; Used to indicate direction, reduction to, increase to, change into, or [...]
ablaze English (eng) In a state of glowing excitement or ardent desire.. Lit up brightly and with color.. On fire; in a blaze, gleaming. [Early 19th century.] Burning fiercely; in a blaze; on fire. [Early 19th century.]. In a state of glowing excitement or ardent desire.. Radiant with bright light and color.

Words with the same origin as ablaze

Descendants of a-
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