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 Blad’amour.Bladud. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blade.
 
A knowing blade, a sharp fellow; a regular blade, a buck or fop. (Anglo-Saxon, blad or blœd, a branch or sprig.)   1
   Blœd = “branch,” whence “fruit, prosperity, glory,” etc. The compound, Blœd-dœg = a prosperous day; blœd-gifa, a glory-giver, i.e. a king, a “regular blade.”   2
 


 Blad’amour.Bladud. 

 
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