beltz

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Basque[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Basque *beɫeź, 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]

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]

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, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • beltz” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus