bianco

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Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

bianco

  1. white
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 128:
      Caro, cun quil visito bianco e russo.
      Dear, with that little white and red face.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin, Vulgar Latin *blancus (compare French blanc, Spanish blanco, Portuguese branco), 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). Doublet of blanco. More at blink, blind.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbjaŋko/
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  • Hyphenation: biàn‧co

Adjective[edit]

bianco (feminine singular bianca, masculine plural bianchi, feminine plural bianche)

  1. white (bright and colourless)
    Antonym: nero

Noun[edit]

bianco m (plural bianchi)

  1. white (the color of snow or milk)
    Antonym: nero
  2. blank
  3. linen

bianco m (plural bianchi, feminine bianca)

  1. white man, white person

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Colors in Italian · colori (layout · text)
     bianco      grigio      nero
             rosso; cremisi              arancione; marrone              giallo; crema
             verde chiaro; limetta              verde              verde acqua, acquamarina; verde menta; verde menta scuro
             ciano, azzurro, celeste; blu petrolio, foglia di tè              azzurro; celeste; celeste scuro              blu
             violetto; indaco              magenta; viola              rosa; fucsia; porpora

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