blake

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English blak, blac ‎(pale), from Old English blāc ‎(pale, pallid, wan, livid; bright, shining, glittering, flashing) and Old Norse bleikr ‎(pale; white, fair); both from Proto-Germanic *blaikaz ‎(pale; shining). Compare Scots bleg ‎(light, drab). More at bleak.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

blake ‎(comparative blaker or more blake, superlative blakest or most blake)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England) Pale; wan; sallow; yellow.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the Middle English blāken, the northern reproduction (the form in the south was blōken, whence the verb bloke) of the Old English blācian ‎(to become pale), from blāc ‎(shining”, “white”, “pale).

Verb[edit]

blake ‎(third-person singular simple present blakes, present participle blaking, simple past and past participle blaked)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) Become pale.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

blake

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of blaken

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

blake

  1. First-person singular present of blaken.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of blaken.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of blaken.
  4. Imperative singular of blaken.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English blæc.

Adjective[edit]

blake

  1. black

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