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EtymologyEdit

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).

AdjectiveEdit

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.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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). More at blink, blind.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. white

NounEdit

bianco m (plural bianchi)

  1. white
  2. blank
  3. (feminine bianca) white man
  4. linen

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

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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