blanc

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal blanc, from Late Latin *blancus (compare Occitan and French blanc, Spanish blanco, Portuguese branco, Italian bianco), from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright, shining, blinding, white), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine).

Adjective[edit]

blanc m (feminine blanca, masculine plural blancs, feminine plural blanques)

  1. white

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French blanc, from Old French blanc, from Late Latin *blancus, from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright, shining, blinding, white), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine). Akin to Old High German blanch "bright, white" (German blank "blank, white"), Old Norse blankr "white" (Danish blank "bright, shiny"), Dutch blank "white, shining". More at blink, blind.

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Adjective[edit]

blanc m (feminine blanche, masculine plural blancs, feminine plural blanches)

  1. white color
    Ce lait est blanc. - This milk is white.
  2. blank, unused
  3. (figuratively, one's look) blank, without expression

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Noun[edit]

blanc m (plural blancs)

  1. white (color)
  2. silence while in a dialog.
  3. empty space, on a leaf of paper or in a form.
    Inscrivez votre nom dans le blanc en bas de la page. - Write your name in the blank at the bottom of the page.
  4. (informal) white wine.
    Le poisson se mange avec du blanc. - fish is eaten with white wine.
  5. white person, person with a white complexion.
  6. white, egg white
  7. white meat

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin *blancus (compare Ladin blanch, Italian bianco, French blanc, Spanish blanco, Portuguese branco), from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright, shining, blinding, white), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine).

Adjective[edit]

blanc

  1. white

Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blanc (comparative plus blanc, superlative le plus blanc)

  1. white

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

blanc m (usually uncountable, plural -)

  1. white

Adjective[edit]

blanc m (feminine singular blanche, masculine plural blancs, feminine plural blanches)

  1. white

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Occitan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal blanc, from Late Latin *blancus (compare Catalan and French blanc, Spanish blanco, Portuguese branco, Italian bianco), from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright, shining, blinding, white), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine).

Adjective[edit]

blanc m (feminine blanca, masculine plural blancs, feminine plural blancas)

  1. white

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright", "shining", "blinding", "white), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine). Akin to, Old High German blanch, planch (bright", "white), hence German blank (blank", "white), Old Norse blankr (white), hence Danish and Swedish blank ("shiny", asf), Dutch blank (white", "shining).

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Adjective[edit]

blanc

  1. White
  2. greyish-white, pale, pallid

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin *blancus, from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright, shining, blinding, white), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine). Akin to Old High German blanch "bright, white" (German blank (blank, white)), Old Norse blankr (white) (Danish blank (bright, shiny)), Dutch blank (white, shining). More at blink, blind.

Adjective[edit]

blanc m (feminine blanche)

  1. white

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Noun[edit]

blanc m (oblique plural blans, nominative singular blans, nominative plural blanc)

  1. white (color)
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      Ses haubers est coverz de sanc:
      De roge i a plus que de blanc.
      His chainmail is covered in blood
      There's more red than white (referring to his white chainmail)

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Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin *blancus, from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright, shining, blinding, white), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine).

Adjective[edit]

blanc m (feminine singular blancha, masculine plural blancs, feminine plural blanchas)

  1. white

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Walloon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French blanc, from Late Latin *blancus, from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright, shining, blinding, white), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine).

Adjective[edit]

blanc m (f blanke, m plural blancs, f plural blankes)

  1. white