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Coined by visual artist Destiny Deacon in 1991 as an alteration of black.

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blak

  1. (Australia) Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander).
    blak identity

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Bislama

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Etymology

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From English black.

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blak

  1. black

Faroese

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Etymology 1

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verbal noun of blaka

Noun

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blak n (genitive singular blaks, plural bløk)

  1. a thrown object
  2. a throw
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Declension of blak
n5 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative blak blakið bløk bløkini
accusative blak blakið bløk bløkini
dative blaki blakinum bløkum bløkunum
genitive blaks blaksins blaka blakanna
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Etymology 2

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From Old Irish bláthach via Early Middle Scots. Compare Scottish Gaelic blàthach.

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blak n (genitive singular blaks, uncountable)

  1. buttermilk
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Declension of blak (singular only)
n5s singular
indefinite definite
nominative blak blakið
accusative blak blakið
dative blaki blakinum
genitive blaks blaksins
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German

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  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -aːk

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blak

  1. singular imperative of blaken
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of blaken

Icelandic

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From Old Norse blak.

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blak n (genitive singular blaks, nominative plural blök)

  1. flapping, waving (e.g. in the wind)
  2. a light blow
  3. (sports) volleyball
  4. the tail of a halibut

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Middle English

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Etymology 1

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From Old English blæc, from Proto-Germanic *blakaz.

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blak (plural and weak singular blake, comparative blakker, superlative blakkest)

  1. black (of a black color)
  2. black (having black skin)
  3. black-haired
  4. dark, blackish
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  • English: black (see there for further descendants)
  • Scots: black
  • Yola: bhlock, blaak
  • Danish: blæk
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Etymology 2

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blak

  1. Alternative form of blake (pale, yellowish)

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Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak
             red; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre; broun, tawne              yelow, dorry, gul; canevas
             grasgrene              grene             
             plunket; ewage              asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers
             violet; inde              rose, murrey; purpel, purpur              claret

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Etymology

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From English black.

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blak

  1. black