From Middle English blak, black, blake, from Old English blæc ("black, dark", also "ink"), from Proto-West Germanic *blak, from Proto-Germanic *blakaz ("burnt") (compare Dutch blaken ("to burn"), Low German blak, black ("blackness, black paint, (black) ink"), Old High German blah ("black")), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleg- ("to burn, shine") (compare Latin flagro ("to burn"), Ancient Greek φλόξ, Sanskrit भर्ग ("radiance")). More at bleach.
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