Latin edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Frankish *blank. Attested as an adjective from at least the 950's (writings of Leo of Naples)[1] but also found earlier as the sobriquet of one Constantius Blancus, mentioned in a document from Ravenna dated to 893.[2]

Adjective edit

blancus (feminine blanca, neuter blancum); first/second-declension adjective (Early Medieval Latin)

  1. white
    Synonym: albus (Classical)

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative blancus blanca blancum blancī blancae blanca
Genitive blancī blancae blancī blancōrum blancārum blancōrum
Dative blancō blancō blancīs
Accusative blancum blancam blancum blancōs blancās blanca
Ablative blancō blancā blancō blancīs
Vocative blance blanca blancum blancī blancae blanca

Descendants edit

See also edit

Colors in Latin · colōrēs (layout · text)
     albus, candidus, subalbus, niveus, cēreus, marmoreus, eburneus, cānus, blancus (ML.)      glaucus, rāvus, pullus, cinereus, cinerāceus, plumbeusgrīseus (ML. or NL.)      niger, āter, piceus, furvus
             ruber, rūbidus, rūfus, rubicundus, russus, rubrīcus, pūniceusmurrinus, mulleus; cocceus, coccīnus, badius              rutilus, armeniacus, aurantius, aurantiacus; fuscus, suffuscus, colōrius, cervīnus, spādīx, castaneus, aquilus, fulvus, brunneus (ML.)              flāvus, sufflāvus, flāvidus, fulvus, lūteus, gilvus, helvus, croceus, pallidus, blondinus (ML.)
             galbus, galbinus, lūridus              viridis              prasinus
             cȳaneus              caeruleus, azurīnus (ML.), caesius, blāvus (LL.)              glaucus; līvidus; venetus
             violāceus, ianthinus, balaustīnus (NL.)              ostrīnus, amethystīnus              purpureus, ātropurpureus, roseus, rosāceus

References edit

  1. ^ Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “blancus”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: E. J. Brill, page 99
  2. ^ Schoolman, Edward. 2016. Nobility, aristocracy, and status in early medieval Ravenna. In Herrin, Judith & Nelson, Jinty (eds.), Ravenna: Its role in earlier medieval change and exchange, 224–225. London: Institute of Historical Research.