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Additional material sourced from the Oxford English Dictionary.
Urine-collecting organ in the human body
Old English 'blædre', ultimately from Proto-Indo-European base *bhle-, 'to blow' (whence also 'bloom' and 'blow' itself)
Chief god in Norse mythology
Old Norse 'Oðinn', ultimately from Proto-Germanic base *wet-, 'to blow, to inspire'
(Buddhism) Freedom from karma and the endless cycle of death and rebirth
Sanskrit निर्वाण (Nirvāṇa), literally 'extinction', from 'nis-', 'out' + vâ, 'blowing'
Excretion of sweat through the skin
Latin 'perspirare', literally 'to blow or breathe through'; 'spirare', 'to blow, to breathe', is also the source of English 'spirit'
Any of several diseases characterized by a rash of skin pustules (usually qualified as with chicken-, cow-, etc.)
Respelling of Middle English 'pockes', 'pustules', ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bhu-, 'to blow'
An antisocial, violent and often mentally disturbed person
Greek 'psykhe', 'mind' (akin to 'psykhein', 'to blow') + 'pathos', literally 'suffering'
Unnecessary, excessive, redundant
Latin 'superfluus', literally 'overflowing', from 'super-', 'over' + 'fluere', 'to flow' (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bhel- (2), whence also English 'bowl' and 'bloat')
Condition of the atmosphere with respect to temperature, cloudiness, etc.
Old English 'weder', ultimately from Proto-Indo-European base *we-, 'to blow' (whence also English 'wind')
The distinctive taste of something
Latin 'flator', 'odour', literally 'that which blows', from 'flare', 'to blow'
Light and fluffy dish made by baking a froth of egg whites and other ingredients until it rises
French 'soufflé', 'puffed up', from Latin 'sufflare', literally 'to blow up from below'
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