Second part of my planned short series describing the symbolism of colors in Polish folklore.
Like before, I’ll start with a bit of vocabulary and etymology for the interested (you might skip these few points to go right to the text below):
- white (noun): biel
- adjectives: (she) biała, (he) biały, (it) białe [full declension here at wiktionary]
- etymology: derived from from Proto-Slavic *bělъ, which in turn came from Proto-Indo-European root noun *bʰēlHs (“white surface or stain”) [wiktionary]
- the above root for the color white is consistent across all Slavic languages
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