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EtymologyEdit

From Old French blou, bleve "pallid, wan, discoloured, blue", from Frankish *blāo, blāw, from Proto-Germanic *blēwaz (blue, yellowish-gray), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰl(e)h₁uos, *bʰlewas (light-coloured, blond, yellow), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to shine). Compare the doublet blu (blue).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: bià‧vo

AdjectiveEdit

biavo (feminine singular biava, masculine plural biavi, feminine plural biave)

  1. sky blue

VenetianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

biavo m (feminine singular biava, masculine plural biavi, feminine plural biave)

  1. sky blue
  2. faded, colourless, washed-out