From Middle English bleche (also bleke), from Old English blǣċ, blǣc, variants of blāc, from Proto-Germanic *blaikaz. More at bleak.
From Middle English blechen, from Old English blǣċan, from Proto-Germanic *blaikijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel-. Cognate with Dutch bleken ("to bleach"), German bleichen ("to bleach"), Danish blege, Swedish bleka ("to bleach"). Related to Old English blāc ("pale") (English blake; compare also bleak).
From Middle English bleche, from Old English blǣċu, blǣċo, from Proto-Germanic *blaikį̄.
From Middle English bleche, from Old English blǣċe.
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