Blanka
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Blanka
See also: Blanka and blänka

Esperanto

Etymology

Common Romance (French blanc, Italian bianco, Spanish blanco). Perhaps also influenced by Polish bia?y, Russian (bélyj).

Pronunciation

  • (file)

Adjective

blanka (accusative singular blankan, plural blankaj, accusative plural blankajn)

  1. white
    En okcidenta civilizo, nur la fian?ino devas porti blankan robon ?e nupto.
    In Western society, only the bride should wear a white dress at a wedding.
  2. blank
    La artisto fikse rigardis la blankan kanvason ?is li trovis inspiron.
    The artist stared at the blank canvas until he found inspiration.

Derived terms

See also

Colors in Esperanto · koloroj (layout · text)
     blanka      griza      nigra
             ru?a; karmezina              oran?kolora; bruna              flava; kremkolora
             limekolora              verda             
             cejanblua; grunblua              lazura              blua
             violkolora; indiga              magenta; purpura              rozkolora

Ido

Etymology

Borrowed from Esperanto blankaEnglish blankFrench blancGerman blankItalian biancoSpanish blanco.

Pronunciation

Adjective

blanka

  1. white
  2. (figuratively) blank

Derived terms

See also

Colors in Ido · kolori (layout · text)
     blanka      griza      nigra
             reda; karmezina              oranjea; bruna              flava; kremea
             limetea              verda             
             ciana              azurea              blua
             violea; indigea              purpurea              rozea

Ladino

Adjective

blanka f (Latin spelling)

  1. white

Swedish

Adjective

blanka

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of blank.

Verb

blanka

  1. to polish, to make shining (blank), to shine shoes or other leather items; to groom (brush) animals
    I stallet blankade Petter seldonen
    In the stable, Petter polished the harnesses
    Hela huset vändes upp och ner, flygeln målades om, korna i ladugården blankades, trädgårdslanden snyggades upp
    The whole house was turned around, the wing was repainted, the cows in the barn were brushed, the garden patch was shaped up
  2. to erase all text; to blank
  3. (finance) To sell valuable papers one doesn't own, in the hope that the price will drop sufficiently to allow the trader to buy them back, while still making net money on the transaction.
    blankades teknikaktierna för fullt, vilket gick lätt att räkna hem.
  4. (cooking) to finish off a sauce by adding fat (?)
    Mot slutet silades såsen av, och blankades med lite smör för att ge den en lite avrundad mjukhet.

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