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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French

NounEdit

blanc

  1. A white cosmetic.
  2. A white sauce of fat, broth, and vegetables, used especially for braised meat.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

blanc (feminine blanca, masculine plural blancs, feminine plural blanques)

  1. white

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

blanc m (plural blancs)

  1. white
  2. target (for shooting practice)
  3. blank (empty space)

See alsoEdit

Colors in Catalan · colors (layout · text)
     blanc      gris      negre      marró
             rosa              roig, vermell, carmesí              taronja              groc, crema
             verd lima              verd              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              cian, xarxet
             atzur              blau              violat, indi              magenta, lila, porpra

Further readingEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French blanc, from Old French blanc, from Late Latin, Vulgar Latin *blancus, 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

AdjectiveEdit

blanc (feminine singular blanche, masculine plural blancs, feminine plural blanches)

  1. white color
    Ce lait est blanc. - This milk is white.
  2. blank, unused
  3. (figuratively, one's look) blank, without expression

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

blanc m (plural blancs)

  1. white (color)
  2. silence while in a dialog.
  3. empty space, on a leaf of paper or in a form.
    Inscrivez votre nom dans le blanc en bas de la page. - Write your name in the blank at the bottom of the page.
  4. (informal) white wine.
    Le poisson se mange avec du blanc. - fish is eaten with white wine.
  5. white person, person with a white complexion.
  6. white, egg white
  7. white meat

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Antillean Creole: blan
  • Guianese Creole: blan
  • Haitian Creole: blan
  • Karipúna Creole French: blã
  • Louisiana Creole French: blan, blon
  • Seychellois Creole: blan
  • Tayo: bla

See alsoEdit

Colors in French · couleurs (layout · text)
     blanc      gris      noir      brun
             rose              rouge, cramoisi              orange              jaune, crème
             vert citron              vert              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              cyan, bleu canard
             azur              bleu              violet, indigo              magenta, pourpre

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FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

blanc

  1. white

InterlinguaEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

blanc (comparative plus blanc, superlative le plus blanc)

  1. white

Derived termsEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French blanc.

NounEdit

blanc m (uncountable)

  1. white

AdjectiveEdit

blanc m (feminine singular blanche, masculine plural blancs, feminine plural blanches)

  1. white

DescendantsEdit

  • French: blanc (see there for further descendants)

OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

blanc m (feminine singular blanca, masculine plural blancs, feminine plural blancas)

  1. white

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright", "shining", "blinding", "white), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine). Akin to, Old High German blanch, planch (bright", "white), hence German blank (blank", "white), Old Norse blankr (white), hence Danish and Swedish blank ("shiny", asf), Dutch blank (white", "shining).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

blanc

  1. White
  2. greyish-white, pale, pallid

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin, Vulgar Latin *blancus, 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.

AdjectiveEdit

blanc m (oblique and nominative feminine singular blanche)

  1. white

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

blanc m (oblique plural blans, nominative singular blans, nominative plural blanc)

  1. white (color)
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      Ses haubers est coverz de sanc:
      De roge i a plus que de blanc.
      His chainmail is covered in blood
      There's more red than white (referring to his white chainmail)

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Old ProvençalEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin, Vulgar Latin *blancus, from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright, shining, blinding, white), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine).

AdjectiveEdit

blanc m (feminine singular blancha, masculine plural blancs, feminine plural blanchas)

  1. white

DescendantsEdit


WalloonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French blanc, from Late Latin, Vulgar Latin *blancus, from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright, shining, blinding, white), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine).

AdjectiveEdit

blanc m (feminine singular blanke, masculine plural blancs, feminine plural blankes)

  1. white