Blakkr etymology

Old Norse

Old Norse word blakkr comes from Proto-Indo-European *bhel- (to shine), its later form *bhlē- (to burn), and later Proto-Germanic *blakkaz (burned), which was associated with black

Etymology of blakkr

Detailed word origin of blakkr

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*bhel- Proto-Indo-European (ine) To shine.
*bhlē- Proto-Indo-European (ine) To burn, gleam, shine, flash.
*blakkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Burned.
blakkr Old Norse (non) Black.