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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Bleat
To make the noise of, or one like that of, a sheep; to cry like a sheep or calf.

Etymology: OE. bleten, AS. bl�tan; akin to D. blaten bleeten, OHG. blāzan plāzan; prob. of imitative origin

noun Bleat
A plaintive cry of, or like that of, a sheep.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)
  2. Cry plaintively ("The lambs were bleating")
  3. Talk whiningly

From Middle English bleten, from Old English blǣtan (“to bleat”), from Proto-Germanic *blētijaną (“to bleat”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₁- (“to howl, cry, bleat”). Cognate with Scots blete, bleit (“to bleat”), Saterland Frisian blēte, blētsje (“to bleat”), Dutch blaten, bleiten (“to bleat”), Low German bleten (“to bleat”), German blaßen, blässen (“to bleat”); compare Ancient Greek βληχή (blēkhḗ), Old Church Slavonic блєꙗти (blejati), and also Latin fleō (“cry, weep”).

  1. The characteristic cry of a sheep or a goat.

bleat was also found in the following language(s): Old English

Fun Facts about the name Bleat

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Past life for Bleat born Jan 2, 1945

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ukraine approximately on 1175. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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