blac

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *blaikaz. Compare Old Norse bleikr (pale) (Icelandic bleikur (pale)).

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blāc (comparative blācra, superlative blācost)

  1. pale, shining, white
    • Bede
      He hæfde blæc feax and blacne andwlitan.
      He had black hair and a pale face.

Declension[edit]

Weak Strong
singular plural singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative blāca blāce blāce blācan nom. blāc blāce blāc blāca, -e
accusative blācan blāce blācan acc. blācne blāc blāce blāce blāc blāca, -e
genitive blācan blācra, blācena gen. blāces blāces blācre blācra
dative blācan blācum dat. blācum blācum blācre blācum
instrumental blāce


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