Other Word Forms of Blemish
Origin of Blemish
From Middle English blemisshen, blemissen, from Old French blemiss-, stem of Old French blemir, blesmir (“make pale, injure, wound, bruise”) (French blêmir), from Old Frankish *blesmjan, *blasmjan (“to make pale”), from Old Frankish *blasmi (“pale”), from Proto-Germanic *blasaz (“white, pale”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (“to shine”). Cognate with Dutch bles (“white spot”), German blass (“pale”), Old English āblered (“bare, uncovered, bald”).
Middle English blemisshen to damage, mar from Old French blesmir, blemir blemiss- to make pale of Germanic origin bhel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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