• To cause something to be covered with blood; to bloody.
  • To let blood (from); to bleed.
  • To initiate into warfare or a blood sport, traditionally by smearing with the blood of the first kill witnessed.


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  • From Middle English blood, from Old English blōd, from Proto-West Germanic *blōd, from Proto-Germanic *blōþą, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- ("to swell") + -ó- (thematic vowel) + -to (nominalizer), i.e "that which bursts out". Cognate with Saterland Frisian Bloud, West Frisian bloed, Dutch bloed, German Blut, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian blod.

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