beltz

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Basque[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a contraction of Proto-Basque *beletz, from *bel-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /belt͡s̻/, [be̞lt͡s̻]

Adjective[edit]

beltz (comparative beltzago, superlative beltzen, excessive beltzegi)

  1. black (absorbing all light and reflecting none; dark and hueless)
  2. black (of or relating to any of various ethnic groups having dark pigmentation of the skin)
  3. dark
  4. sad
  5. evil, wicked

Declension[edit]

Declension of beltz (adjective, ending in consonant)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive beltz beltza beltzak
ergative beltzek beltzak beltzek
dative beltzi beltzari beltzei
genitive beltzen beltzaren beltzen
comitative beltzekin beltzarekin beltzekin
causative beltzengatik beltzarengatik beltzengatik
benefactive beltzentzat beltzarentzat beltzentzat
instrumental beltzez beltzaz beltzez
inessive anim. beltzengan beltzarengan beltzengan
inanim. beltzetan beltzean beltzetan
locative anim.
inanim. beltzetako beltzeko beltzetako
allative anim. beltzengana beltzarengana beltzengana
inanim. beltzetara beltzera beltzetara
terminative anim. beltzenganaino beltzarenganaino beltzenganaino
inanim. beltzetaraino beltzeraino beltzetaraino
directive anim. beltzenganantz beltzarenganantz beltzenganantz
inanim. beltzetarantz beltzerantz beltzetarantz
destinative anim. beltzenganako beltzarenganako beltzenganako
inanim. beltzetarako beltzerako beltzetarako
ablative anim. beltzengandik beltzarengandik beltzengandik
inanim. beltzetatik beltzetik beltzetatik
partitive beltzik
prolative belztzat

Noun[edit]

beltz inan or anim

  1. (inanimate) black (the color perceived in the absence of light)
  2. (animate) a black person
  3. (animate, archaic, derogatory) a liberal
  4. (inanimate, music) crotchet, quarter note
  5. (inanimate) red wine
    Synonym: ardo beltz

Declension[edit]

Declension of beltz (animate and inanimate, ending in consonant)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive beltz beltza beltzak
ergative beltzek beltzak beltzek
dative beltzi beltzari beltzei
genitive beltzen beltzaren beltzen
comitative beltzekin beltzarekin beltzekin
causative beltzengatik beltzarengatik beltzengatik
benefactive beltzentzat beltzarentzat beltzentzat
instrumental beltzez beltzaz beltzez
inessive anim. beltzengan beltzarengan beltzengan
inanim. beltzetan beltzean beltzetan
locative anim.
inanim. beltzetako beltzeko beltzetako
allative anim. beltzengana beltzarengana beltzengana
inanim. beltzetara beltzera beltzetara
terminative anim. beltzenganaino beltzarenganaino beltzenganaino
inanim. beltzetaraino beltzeraino beltzetaraino
directive anim. beltzenganantz beltzarenganantz beltzenganantz
inanim. beltzetarantz beltzerantz beltzetarantz
destinative anim. beltzenganako beltzarenganako beltzenganako
inanim. beltzetarako beltzerako beltzetarako
ablative anim. beltzengandik beltzarengandik beltzengandik
inanim. beltzetatik beltzetik beltzetatik
partitive beltzik
prolative belztzat

See also[edit]

Colors in Basque · koloreak (layout · text)
     zuri      gris      beltz
             gorri              laranja; marroi              hori
                          berde             
                          oztin              urdin
             ubel              more              arrosa

Further reading[edit]

  • "beltz" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • beltz” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus