blak (1130)

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blak (1130)

[ FEW: 15/i,137b blake; Gdf: 1,654a blacce; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  blacce; DMF:  blacce; TLF: ; OED:  black a. and n.; MED:  blak a.; DMLBS: ]
blac,  blache,  blachhe,  blacke,  blake;  blec,  blecce,  blecche,  blech  

The name examples may possibly derive from ME blak(e) ‘pale, livid, white’ (see MED bleche a., bleik a., blok a., and Surnames Reany Black).


( 1397 )  juxte chescun arbre un alant blak liez a mesme l’arbre  i 230
( MS: 1419 )  Qe nul teyntour qi teigne blu burnets ou autres colours, ne teigne bleche ne tané  723


1colourblack dye, ink
( MS: s.xiii )  atramentario: (C*) gallice neiret .i. blech (var. (C: s.xiiiex) anglice blec)  ii 130.25
( MS: s.xiiiex )  atramen: (C) .i. nigredo sutoris.s. blachhe  ii 159
2 name (used as a surname)
( 1130 )  Godebertus le Blac  Black
( 1164-5 )  Gaufridus le Blache  viii 6
( 1275 )  Edericke le Blacke  Black
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