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Since the Middle Ages black has been the symbolic color of solemnity and authority, and for this reason is still commonly worn by judges and magistrates.
Black was one of the first colors used by artists in neolithic cave paintings.
The word black comes from Old English blæc ("black, dark", also, "ink"), from Proto-Germanic *blakkaz ("burned"), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- ("to burn, gleam, shine, flash"), from base *bhel- ("to shine"), related to Old Saxon blak ("ink"), Old High German blach ("black"), Old Norse blakkr ("dark"), Dutch blaken ("to burn"), and Swedish bläck ("ink").
More distant cognates include Latin flagrare ("to blaze, glow, burn"), and Ancient Greek phlegein ("to burn, scorch").
A Benedictine abbot, Pierre the Venerable, accused the Cistercians of excessive pride in wearing white instead of black.It was the color of Anubis, the god of the underworld, who took the form of a black jackal, and offered protection against evil to the dead.For the ancient Greeks, black was also the color of the underworld, separated from the world of the living by the river Acheron, whose water was black.In fashion, black did not have the prestige of red, the color of the nobility.It was worn by Benedictine monks as a sign of humility and penitence.