From Middle English blade, blad, from Old English blæd ("leaf"), from Proto-West Germanic *blad, from Proto-Germanic *bladą, from Proto-Indo-European, from *bʰleh₃-
See also West Frisian bled, Dutch blad, German Blatt, Danish blad, Irish bláth ("flower"), Welsh blodyn ("flower"), Tocharian A pält, Tocharian B pilta ("leaf"), Albanian fletë ("leaf"). Similar usage in Sägeblatt. blat. More at blow.
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