Etymology of Black and Moor – Oguejiofo Annu

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Etymology of Black and Moor

The word ‘Black’ can be traced back to its proto Indo-European origins through the word ‘blac’ which meant pale, wan, colourless, or albino.

‘Blac’ was incorporated into Old French as Blanc, Italian and Spanish as Blanco, Bianca, Bianco, Bianchi.

In Old English “blac” person meant fair; someone devoid of colour, similar to the word “blanc” which still means white or fair person.

In Middle English the word was spelt as “blaec” same thing as the modern word “black”, only at that time, around 1051 AD, it still meant a fair skin, or so-called white person. The words “blacca” an Old/Middle English word still resonates with “blanke” the Dutch-Germanic term for white people of today.

Black in Old and Middle English

Thus, we can see that the Old English ‘blæc’ was relative to its ‘blac’ origin as it was predominantly used as an adjective to describe ‘colour pertaining to matter that was colourless’. Other cognates of ‘blac’ include examples like: Bleak, Blake, Bleach, Blanch.

Good examples of the use of “blac” as something that meant blond or fair can be seen in Old English literature such as K. Ælfred’s ‘Bæda’ from c.890 where the following phrase can be found: “hæfde blæc feax” meaning “have blond hair”.

Black’s Semantic Shifts

It was not till the sixteenth century that the semantic broadening of black occured- both figurative connotations as well as literal.

From ‘blac, blake, bleaken, blaccen’ and their literal meaning ‘to bleach out or make white, blond or pale’ came the figurative meaning ‘to stain someones reputation, or defame’ or darken. Literally “blac” by that time came to mean night-like colour, dark. One can say a very dramatic shift indeed. It was also the era, when the Vandals and the Goths were busy writing themselves into history and writing out the European Mauros (melan-chros or melanin people) out of history.

These additional meanings however was purely negative and as their influence broadened, the semantic shift of black began to mean having malignant or deadly purposes and even pertaining to or involving death- ‘black curse’(1583), and from previous centuries ‘The Black Death’.

Blac underwent a final shift as a K was added to the end of the word and it became a new insulting manner to address the Moors (today’s so-called Blacks) a people that had lived for thousands of years in Europe and around, but were now hated and hounded. They were called the Queen’s Black enemies, the blacca moors and finally just the adjective used as a noun, blacks.

It should be noted for the records that word used to describe the colour black in historical and classical Europe was the word Moor (also Melas). First used in Europe by the Greeks, as Mauros. Its cognates are found in every European language even if variant spellings are used. Thus you have Mohr (German), Maure, Mire, (French), Moor (English), Moros (Italian/Spanish), Mor (Old and Middle English). All those variants meant the same thing, the colour today known as black.

The Europeans took away our names, called us niggers, coloureds, blacks, negros, Africans, subsaharans, etc. All those are insulting names. We are none of those. Not Jamaicans, not Nigerians, nor Americans.

We are Moors, from the most ancient time. Umoros, Umorus, Muurs, Mawus, the children of light, the bearers of civilization and compassion, the golden ones, the first people, Ethiopians, Mauritanians and Mauritians.

Check ancient history, you will hear of the Moors, but you will not hear about negros. The pale ones (the blanks) stole our names, and pretended it referenced only some Arab Muslim conquest of Spain.

Nooooo! The Greeks knew the Muurs, the Romans knew the Muuros, the ancient Indians and the Chinese too. Because ancient Egyptians called their land Ta-Meri, or Ta-Muri, the land of the Muurs. They were the sea-men who navigated the globe and brought the light to all.

We are those Muurs. We are their descendants. We are not the blacks. The blancho people, the so-called white people of today, they are the blaccas.

Oguejiofo Annu


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Negro Law of South Carolina 1848: SECTION 4 The term Negro is confined to slave Africans (The ancient Berbers) and their descendants. It does not embrace the free inhabitants of Africa, such as the Egyptians, Moors, or the Negro Asiatics, such as Lascars. Negro law

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  1. pace quod insula deus
    the albion being bleac is fact , verbum est vinculum ,it is in middle english an the movie eyes wide shut ,its a code u may not know of but it exists,no argument unless belief is the fact cant kill another . ,,middle if u really feel the way you do e mail queen yaffa bey an tell her what u are saying , matter fact ,fact is fact not belief.,is your language before latin ,is africa really in the east in the time you are speaking any of your information from the library of congress or the state dept.are the books designed to tell us we are all from africa whern it was akebulan.the acid language english is kills the alkilinity of harmobnny into chaos,AXIS CONSCIOUSNESS GRID CHANGES,,ROME ITSELF WAS CALLED MAUR BEFORE ROME AS AKEBULAN WAS AFRICA .this started about the word bleac ,that yaffa bey said was the first bleac people .in her dvd piercing the fog .we gonna go with what she said not u about that an u may contact her to make ur point but for now hers stands an they took the c awauy an put the k for black a moor ,whats the etymology of muur,,afrikaan =conquered 204 ad .i havent the time to explain this again i will let the others muurs do this . put in search engine
    a muur is a moor is a mor by ali a. el amin
    this offers facts etymology right an exact .i will send it to rasta livewire .good facts for internet.there are words the originated also in the west thats not included in etymology ,,we are not from the east ,,was not the earth called the land of mu …muurs …
    lemuria,,muurs ,,before pateiarchy then we see the o ,,lord of the rings ..muurs fighting over religion .the religious comes from us but we were not religious worshipping one penis god.moor was tuirned into a christian surname in america from europe.the oo came after the uu an the au of rome when we ran it an astarted catghlocissm in carthage.the dead people the negro was the speaker of the dead language ,, latin ,they made us forget we spoke , an we are hidden in the false white wash of that by false color lies of faces places races spaces that leave no traces of origin covered up in bible sin how it starts is how it begins an how it begins is how it ends many cushites have we really been able too tell us what they refered to them self as when that may all not have happened in the east .morocco used to be called philadelphia before it was in the east ,, cal;led pennslyvania from transylvania prophet muhammad killed vlad the impaler dracula,took his head,,wont find that on internet but its fact .we ran europe an thats hidden ,,where they tried to lose us muurs/moors to negroes ..we did metu neter considered pagan after bibvle was used to hide horus maat an all it was copied from besides matriarchal bible stolen from west after 1492.while we were taught egypt an africa we still were lied to about romans being blanco ,am bout negroes neing backwards an mmoors being initiated into white race as stanely lane pool put it in 1872 we cant be intitated into what we created so they had to recreate us negro which is a a magic word recreation ,brand us negro ,wreck creation o means created by a man a is the feminie america negro latino the moon godess sin ill na na ptah rose in primordoal watewrs of nuun changed to nun by church none nothing created from rib added to0 time froom patriaarchy nuun /noon ,no zero in europe until they met us in west ,add in 4 lettters to alpha bet yzwj
    500 years on gregorian callender .arguments based on all civilization beginning in the east do not hold the same factual weight it did 25 years ago when it was niot revealed africa was named after roman general afrticaanus after 204 ad an jesus christ was created at nicea council 324a.d from serapis likenesss horus vs set accounts ,icelandic etymo isnt wrong but neither is yaffa beys cause they didnt just opop up on eazarth or come ready madeit too 1-2000 years for them to walk upright or speak an i am giving them time to stand up an be taught to speak , before they start conquering the moors ,

  2. the burned books or other ones smithsonian took to the ocean an dumped fact had the information they had to reverse ,we have muur evidence many have not researched cause they couldnt see it .rasta livewire has seen it an posts what they know as people come to argue what they believe,the moor that is spoken anout muurs the moore lies will be in mourning ,,they made a word meaning dead out of it to ,english is chaos acid eleectric language an we challenge all in amexums to take back your national language alkalline moorish latin that raised mankind long after we were civilized,they only speak vulgar in church from our classical .civilization didnt start in east like bible says that comes from kemet , bible is book of isis gen isis

  3. the burned books or other ones smithsonian took to the ocean an dumped fact had the information they had to reverse ,we have muur evidence many have not researched cause they couldnt see it .

  4. brother annu,rasta livewire posts right n exact facts bout bleac bleach =clear pale reverse curse to steal l,lands by callin men white from europe so they can rape an claim soveregnty after one child like pocahontas killing

  5. Mauritania, derived from the latin: Maurus or (Mauret) and the suffix “an” or (anus) meaning “pertaining or belonging to the Maurus”, Named by a colony Romans who arrived under Claudius Ceasar, after the Greeks,
    The Mauritania of the Romans was ancient Fez and Morroco, it later expanded further into the interior,
    The people once known indiscriminantly as Maurusi because they were black skinned and Barbaroi (beber) because of their strange language and customs, roamed the Norther frontiers of Africa,
    neither the Greeks nor Romans could communicate, because they did not speek their language, so they could not have known to call them by a tribal name “Muur”” you claim is indigenous to the ancient North Africans.

    “You asked for a tribe in Africa that call themselves Muurs, search no Muur! IN North Africa, there is a country called Mauretania, land of the Muurs. Was this country named by Greeks?”

    If it was not named by outsiders where did the name originate? (you still have not posted the etymology of the word Muur

    Moor and Ethiopian were not ethnic titles, indigenous Africans already belong to tribes with their own names.

    But i realize that because I do not conform to your misconceptions and misunderstandings i am a negro, that cool because i am, black,

    1. No Temu, you are not a negro, that was meant for real black people with self awareness.

      You, I hear you and I know you are just another pink-ass boy masquerading as a black man. We have constant visits from KKK peckerwoods like you from your hate sites.

      If you cannot post a sourced authority, then you will have to stop posting here. Your empty words stink like hot air, and all I ever really asked you for is some authority, but none you can produce.

      Muuroco, comes from the Southern Ethiopian Semitic term Mara (also pronounced as Moro) and kesh. Mura. It means house builders, or free masons.

      Marakesh, the house of Kesh.

      Among the West Africans of Guinea Coast, Omor, means the Son. i.e. the Benins and the Warris.

      Among the West Africans of the forest region, Mmoor, means Angelic, divine. i.e the Igbos

      Taking back to your silly lies again:

      In Icelandic Norse, Svarti is the word for black, not Blek.

      Svarti means same thing as Swarthy, or Swartz. It still means black, in German, and in English.

      The word Blanc, Bianca, Blanke, all come from the same root Blacca or Bleac. The was the word used to describe your pink ass tribe. You are the Blaccas. Don’t come here with your silly lies.

      In any event, can you tell me the relationship between Nordic and old/Middle English?

  6. Igbo: bwa lu Fa, divine
    Marrakesh conventionally thought to be derived From the North African Berber: Murt-Akush, land of Akush ( Murt derived From ta’mourt meaning land though this is debated.

    From Wikipedia Article on Marrakesh
    “In spoken Arabic the term is Mer-reksh, the exact meaning of the name is unknown according to some but according to Susan Searbrigt, the towns name was first mentioned in an 11th century manuscript of the Qarawiyyin Library in Fez and meant country of the sons of Kush.”

    Jahdey, your best defense of sidestepping the point is to lable me as white,
    I use to be interested in some of the Articles on this website, but my respect for you has dwindled, I see you have little regard for truth and instead of engaging in an intelligent debate you resort to writing inflammatory remarks, I could have responded with the same negative energy but instead I stuck to the subject matter, every definition of you have given of your made word Muur, are different words from different languages with different meanings, your only credibility being they just sound similar, your twisted logic is no different from the Eurocentric lies about the ancient Egyptians being Caucasian, you know very little about Africa and its diverse peoples.

    I wrote that The Icelandic blekk originally meant inK not black, Reread my posts and stop letting anger cloud your mind.

    I do not understand what you mean by southern Ethiopian Semitic, when there are hundreds of languages in Ethiopia and you do not cite specifically which language the term Mara comes from. the ancient Kushites did not speak a Semitic language.

    If you realy consider yourself a disciple of Emperor Selassie you need study his life to learn something about humility and egalitarianism.

    1. Bwoy shut your pink ass with those humility crap! We are far from the days of slavery.

      You are the one disrespecting yourself here with idiocy and evasiveness. You cannot cite any authority, you cut and paste from Wikipedia, you use different pseudonyms to write and cheer-lead your writing. Shame on you.

      The word Muur has been explained to you many times and we have provided you with evidence that across Africa, it has many cognates among the many nations of Africa.

      We took you through a tour of Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia. We provided you with living words in living African languages and all you can do is cut and paste what another lying pink ass fool like you put up on Wikipedia? People that rely on Wikipedia to counter arguments from Classical Scholars are not very smart.

      Strabo already confessed that the Ancient Ethiopians called the people of Mauretania, Maures!

      And because the Maures lived ubiquitously in ancient Greece, the name Maure was adopted by the Greeks as a synonym for Africans.

      Ancient Greek language contained 50% or more African language; and the rest of it was Asian.

      Where then in your twisted mind did the word Muur rise from into ancient Greek?

      Why do you still insist that Greeks invented that word when you have been shown that it had an etymology longer than even the Greeks. Where did the Greeks get the word Muur from? From the Ethiopians ofcourse!

      Ta Muri means the land of the Muri, the ancient Muurs. That is Egypt.

      Respecting your whine against Ethiopia, I advise you again that Ethiopians had 3000 years legacy of writing. By Ethiopians I am talking of the Ethiopians of Axum, the Ethiopians of today. They were also known as Ethiopia even in the ancient times.

      A heathen like you should not pronounce the name of his Majesty in vain or else thunder, earthquake and lightening will do you in.

      Welcome again to Rasta Livewire, where ignorance is burn out!

  7. ethnic =race there are no ethnic titles .free white siovereign does not mean caucasion race aryan race.,,race is a brand except for those who created it to rukle for self on other peoples land.when u say etymology u to must be aware of what u are saying an if its confounded dead then you are creating chaos with an illusion that there is is color title when claim of color means the lose of title ,of nobility wit no claim of nationality.theres no black whiteyellow purple king in united natikions an muur/moor is a universal nationality not cant use wikopedia opiniom encyclopedia ,look up atmaurium on their ,muaritania is south north dakota in ancient time .u are not mentioning the geographical shift taking names from the west an puttimg them on maps fro m akeubulan if they changed from akebulan in 204 ad then they changed they names of the territories within the continent .first slave trade was north to south america in columbus took 500 out of terra incognita before any were bought in by the marranos just kicked outta spain like rivera an cant argue from internet what muurs/moors in aakebulan have been raised on .you cant use what european wrote abouit their researtch when we have the source in flesh an blood to tell us as they have me to speak about the hidden lies of the west b an us muurs being here first when hizzzztory books create morocco an us after religion in the east .we from the west an morocco /marrakesh was philadelphia where moors started the first stock market then in nyc,,ffirst buyer of stock on record brirtish east/west india company .nobody is black like ink .the only noun for black in latin is carbo .we are carbo carbon an element now called melanin black colored by those tricked into calling them self superior an opposite today cause they skin is pale..the 11th century is when normandy was conquered an albions began havving last names now called surnames from our titles iin europe,susan seabright doesnt go back far enough to define us . we come from the sky an water ,our skin gets scales when dry like a fish,thats why the catholick church symbol is the fish that bites they catch ,smart fish dont bite the line ,resist temptation,but those caught must sacrifice an be sacrificed .we are learning from men born in /on the land we asre speaking on ,are u from africa or morocco or even nigeria ,do u have an sopurces from akebulan or jjust euro etymology as if they are official an they never got the classical but rule with the vulger latin the pope speaks we taught ,,,,,,,moors enslaved muurs with patriarchy an other 2 patriarchal religions.we fell fighting over religion an color created to steal land by penis god albion protestants from bleac stock purged from europes jails ,,

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