blanka

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See also: Blanka and blänka

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Common Romance (French blanc, Italian bianco, Spanish blanco). Perhaps also influenced by Polish biały, Russian белый (belyj).

Adjective[edit]

blanka (plural blankaj, accusative singular blankan, accusative plural blankajn)

  1. white
    En okcidenta civilizo, nur la fianĉino devas porti blankan robon ĉe nupto.
    In Western society, only the bride should wear a white dress at a wedding.
  2. blank
    La artisto fikse rigardis la blankan kanvason ĝis li trovis inspiron.
    The artist stared at the blank canvas until he found inspiration.

Derived terms[edit]


Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto blanka.

Adjective[edit]

blanka

  1. white
  2. (figuratively) blank

Derived terms[edit]


Ladino[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blanka f (Latin spelling)

  1. white

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blanka

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of blank

Verb[edit]

blanka

  1. to polish, to make shining (blank), to shine shoes or other leather items; to groom (brush) animals
    I stallet blankade Petter seldonen
    In the stable, Petter polished the harnesses
    Hela huset vändes upp och ner, flygeln målades om, korna i ladugården blankades, trädgårdslanden snyggades upp
    The whole house was turned around, the wing was repainted, the cows in the barn were brushed, the garden patch was shaped up
  2. to erase all text; to blank
  3. (finance) To sell valuable papers one doesn't own, in the hope that the price will drop sufficiently to allow the trader to buy them back, while still making net money on the transaction.
    blankades teknikaktierna för fullt, vilket gick lätt att räkna hem.
  4. (cooking) to finish off a sauce by adding fat (?)
    Mot slutet silades såsen av, och blankades med lite smör för att ge den en lite avrundad mjukhet.

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